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Educator Preparation Program

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Programs with CLD endorsement

This pathway is ideal for students pursuing an undergraduate degree and teacher licensure through either part- or full-time studies, while also adding an endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically DIverse-K-12 (CLD). Upon successfully completing your major and licensure program, as well as your CLD requirement, you will earn a bachelor's degree and recommendation to the Colorado Department of Education for licensure. The course sequence required for these endorsements was developed by MSU Denver’s School of Education and approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). 

Our undergraduate 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 or residency experience. Working alongside an experienced and dedicated mentor teacher, you will 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: Undergraduate

Course Format:

In Person, Online


48 + months

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Contact Information:



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: Metropolitan State University of Denver

Endorsement Area(s):

  • Early Childhood Education (ages 0-8) with CLD Endorsement
  • Elementary Education (K-6) with CLD Endorsement
  • English Language Arts (7-12) with CLD Endorsement
  • Mathematics (7-12) with CLD Endorsement
  • Middle School Mathematics (7-12) with CLD Endorsement
  • Music (K-12) with CLD Endorsement
  • Physical Education (K-12) with CLD Endorsement
  • Science (7-12) with CLD Endorsement
  • Social Studies (7-12) with CLD Endorsement
  • Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21) with CLD Endorsement
  • Visual Arts (K-12)with CLD Endorsement
  • World Languages (K-12) 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: 65161