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Educator Preparation Program

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Master's of Arts in Teaching with CLD endorsement

This pathway is ideal for students who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and wish to earn a master's degree in teaching and teacher licensure in Elementary Education or Special Education through part- or full-time studies, while at the same time earning an additional endorsements in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse-K-12 (CLD). The CLD endorsement includes a mix of undergraduate and graduate course requirements. Upon successfully completing your graduate degree and licensure program, you will earn a master of arts degree and recommendation to the Colorado Department of Education for licensure and the CLD endorsement. 

Our graduate degree with licensure programs focus on career readiness and real-world experiences. Throughout your time with us, you will learn in small classes taught by experienced faculty and spend myriad hours observing and teaching in classrooms so that the theories you learn during  course work can be directly applied to a classroom of students. During the last year of your program, you’ll participate in a capstone student teaching experience, working alongside an experienced and dedicated mentor teacher, and receive continual and detailed feedback designed to prepare you for your teaching career. The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Education Endorsement is an additional credential that all licensed educators in the state of Colorado can add to their teaching license.  The CLD Endorsement provides educators the skills and knowledge to support second language learners in both their English language development and their overall academic achievement.

Pathway Type:

Initial Licensure: Masters

Course Format:

In Person, Online


13-24 months

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Contact Information:



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: Metropolitan State University of Denver

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Elementary Education (K-6) with CLD Endorsement
  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21) with CLD Endorsement

To request a change to this program pathway, copy the following pathway reference id and submit a change request form.

Pathway Reference ID: 65156