Graduate Programs

RTI Effectiveness Model for ELLs:
The project provides a culturally responsive RTI demonstration model in three elementary schools in Colorado. REME is one of three RTI ELL demonstration projects nationally and includes elementary schools in both urban and rural school districts in Colorado. The primary outcomes of the model for ELLs in grades K-3 are: 1) increased reading and language proficiency; and, 2) decreased referrals to special education. (contact: Dr. John J. Hoover)

Diversity  Endorsement and Community Engagement (DECE) Project:
This is a two-component project designed to simultaneously meet district needs of two levels of educators who teach English learners (ELs): 1) Collaborative Education (CE) training for PreK-12 teachers who possess a MA degree (i.e., CE Scholars), and 2) Masters Degree and Endorsement for K-6 teachers with a BA degree wishing to pursue advance training (i.e., MA Scholars). The DECE project prepares educators to improve instruction for ELs (Absolute Priority), including those at-risk or with disabilities, in a high needs rural county school district that includes several dual language schools.
(contact: Dr. John J. Hoover)

Adams 14 M.A. Degree & Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Endorsement  Program:
The University of Colorado’s BUENO Center is partnering with Adams County School District 14 to implement an on-site Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement in Bilingual ESL education. Additionally, students may earn a Master’s degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD).
(contact: Ernesto Sanchez)

Thompson School District MA Degree & Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Endorsement  Program:
The University of Colorado’s BUENO Center is partnering with the Thompson School District to implement an on-site Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement in Bilingual ESL education. Additionally, students may earn a Master’s degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD). education. (contact: Tammy Molinar-LeBlanc)

Poudre School District (PSD) MA Degree & Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Endorsement  Program:
The project includes primary and secondary components and implements an on-site Master’s degree program in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity (EECD). In addition to earning a Master’s degree, program participants will also earn a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement in Bilingual ESL education. This program provides professional development opportunities to teachers across all grades (preschool through grade 12) who work with English Learners (ELs).
(contact: Tammy Molinar-LeBlanc)

Godsman/Literacy Squared®: Language and Biliteracy Project:
Not Currently Accepting Students
This is a language and biliteracy-based CU Boulder School of Education program designed for Denver Public School elementary teachers to earn an endorsement in culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) education. Thirty-five students are currently participating and they will complete their course of study to earn a CLD endorsement and a Master’s degree in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity. This program is unique in that courses are held in the school district and most classes have a practicum aspect incorporated. (contact: info@buenocenter.org)