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Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education MAster's or Endorsement – Courses & Requirements

Designed for Working Teachers

Endorsement-Only Program

Add a TESOL Graduate Certificate with One Additional Course

You can add the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Graduate Certificate with just one additional course: ECLD 610.

The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (K-12) is 24 credit hours.

Master's Degree with Endorsement

The Education MAT: Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis (which includes the endorsement above) is 30 credit hours.

Course of Study

To see a typical list of courses per term, visit an example Current Program Students page.

Courses below marked **MAT-only are for MAT students, and are not required for the endorsement-only students.

Year 1 - Summer

ECLD 594 Foundations of Language and Linguistics for ESL/Bilingual Educators (3)

EDRD 523 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (3)

Year 1 - Fall

ECLD 602 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners (3)

ECLD 603 Methods and Assessment in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (3)

Year 1 - Spring

ECLD 592 Second Language Acquisition Theory (3)

ECLD 604 Field Experience in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (3)

Year 2 - Summer

ECLD 593 Language, School and Society (3)

SRM 600 Introduction to Graduate Research (3) **MAT-only

Year 2 - Fall

ECLD 605 Seminar in Multilingual Teaching and Learning I (3)

ECLD 606 Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students in the U.S. Educational System (3) **MAT-only


Official UNC Graduate Catalog Listings:

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (K-12)

Education MAT — Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Emphasis

Get Started / Apply


Credits Required:
Master's degree = 30
Endorsement = 24
Time to Completion:
5 terms (20 months)
$520/credit hour

Delivery Options:

  • Online - starts each Summer term

Contact the Program & Enrollment Manager

Jon Shaw


Program Coordinator:

Dana Walker, PhD