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Teaching Diverse Learners Ma (With Dual Endorsement in Special Education and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education) – Eligibility and Transfer Credit

Admission Requirements

  • You must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, with a 3.0 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) on the most recent 60 hours of college credit.
  • You must hold a valid Elementary, Secondary or Early Childhood teaching license.
  • Three credits of literacy instruction*
  • Evidence of second language learning*
  • Teachers whose license/experience are not in Elementary education should consider completing the Elementary PLACE test or PRAXIS prior to completing the dual endorsement program if they need to be highly qualified in special education.
  • Teachers from outside of Colorado would need to receive Colorado licensure before UNC can provide an institutional recommendation for Colorado dual endorsement.*

*These requirements can be met while in the process of completing the program.

International Students

International students residing outside of the United States are eligible to apply to our online programs. Applicants for online programs must demonstrate English proficiency in order to be considered. Possible ways to demonstrate proficiency:

  • Qualifying test scores: TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 7.0, PTE-A: 54
  • Completion of a degree in the U.S., or from an English speaking country (parts of Europe, Canada), within the last two years.

Students in completely online UNC programs are not required to come to the United States. You will not need student Visas or receive any immigration documentation, and do not need to provide financial documentation during the application process.

Transferring Credit

Applicable graduate credit with a grade of A or B from an accredited university may be able to be applied towards this academic program. Master's and post-master's specialist degree students must complete a minimum of 24 credits at the University of Northern Colorado. All work counted in a degree program must be within five years for a master's degree and six years for a specialist degree. The time limit is calculated from the beginning of the first class transferred in and counted in the degree program. Students must submit an original transcript to their advisor for review. Student and advisor then complete a Transfer of Credit form to submit along with the original transcript to the Grad School for review and final approval.

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Snapshot

Credits Required:
33
Time to Completion:
5 terms (20 months)
Tuition:
$495/credit hour

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Contact the Program & Enrollment Manager:

Jon Shaw

970-351-2897

Program Coordinators:

Dr. Lewis Jackson
970-351-1658

Dr. Madeline Milian
970-351-1683

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