The Bilingual Specialist Endorsement must be taken after or concurrent to the 24 credit hour CLDE K-12 Endorsement. Applicants to this endorsement should be bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English; Bilingual Specialist Endorsement courses will be taught bilingually.
Recommendations for endorsements are made by the CLDE program, but endorsement is granted by the State of Colorado. Individual state requirements vary and may include teaching experience and examinations in addition to a valid teaching credential. Students should consult with the Colorado Department of Education (http://www.cde.state.co.us) or another state in which they wish to be endorsed for the most updated endorsement requirements.
|CLDE 5824||Theories and Methods of Bilingual Education||3|
|Select one Spanish Sociolinguistic Course:||3|
|Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World|
|Spanish in the United States|
|Spanish in Colorado|
|Select one Spanish Pedagogy Course:||3|
|The Learning and Teaching of Heritage Speakers|
|Spanish Classroom Methods and Practice|
Program Requirements and Courses
To complete the Bilingual endorsement students must complete the appropriate course work as outlined in the tables. All courses require a grade of B- or better to count to the MA or endorsement and a 3.0 minimum GPA is required for graduation. If necessary, courses may be retaken for a better grade.
Because classes are scheduled through the Modern Languages Department (Spanish), students should work with their Faculty Advisor about course selection and scheduling.
For practicing full-time teachers, we recommend taking one course each fall and spring semester and up to two courses each summer. Some courses are offered only once per year.
Students must complete their programs within seven years, maintaining a GPA of 3.0. Students typically take four courses each calendar year. Failure to enroll over three contiguous semesters will result in a requirement to submit readmission materials.