Pursuing Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse

The Master of Arts in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse degree program provides candidates with the latest research in how students learn English as an additional language and develop as bilingual learners. The coursework is aligned with the Colorado Teacher Performance Standards, and provides strategies for teachers to facilitate the specific needs of linguistically diverse learners.
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M.A. in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse

Degree Overview

The Master of Arts in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse master’s degree builds upon the CLDE Endorsement and is predicated on the application of language in authentic contexts. Focus is placed on the needs of refugees, immigrants and US Citizens with a heritage language other than English and on curriculum , evaluation and research in the field of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approved Colorado Department of Education program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement
  • Emphasis on reflective practice and application 
  • Literacy skills focus on differentiation for CLD learners
  • Integration of cultural competence in work with parents and communities
  • Focus on social justice
  • High-quality instruction by practicing educators
  • Classes held evenings, Saturdays and summer intensives

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the M.A. in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Linguistically Diverse Education Academic Certificate (12 semester hours)
MAE 665H
Foundations of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Educators (3 SH)
MAE 665G Linguistics I: Language Acquisition (3 SH)
MAE 665E Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Educators (3 SH)
MAE 665I  Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (3 SH) 
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (19 semester hours total)
All courses listed above, plus:
MAE 605M Multicultural Perspectives (2 SH)
MAE 665P
Literacy for Linguistically Diverse Education (3 SH)
MAE 665R Linguistics II: Form and Function (2 SH)
MAE 699B Culminating Academic Program Review (0 SH)
Master of Arts in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse (34 semester hours)
All courses listed above, plus:
MAE 614
Action Research: Foundations (3 SH)
MAE 616
Action Research: Application (2 SH)
MAE 619
Curriculum Theory and Application (2 SH)
MAE 620  Evaluation Theory and Application (2 SH) 
MAE 610  Connecting Beliefs, Theory and Practice (3 SH) 
MAE 695  M-P Linguistically Diverse Seminars (3 SH) 

How to Apply

Take the next step in receiving a values-based education at Regis University by visiting the Master of Arts in Education admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists and requirements.

Master of Arts in Education Application