BUENO Poudre Masters/Endorsement Program


This is an opportunity for teachers in the Poudre School District to simultaneously earn a Master of Arts in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity and an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement.

The University of Colorado BUENO Center for Multicultural Education was recently awarded a grant through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition to provide teachers an opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree in Education Equity and Cultural Diversity and a Culturally (EECD) and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement (also referred to as the ESL endorsement). The program will begin spring semester of 2017.

This grant program is limited to participation by teachers from the Poudre School District only. Two cohorts of 30 teachers each one Pre-5th/elementary and one 6-12th secondary will be selected by a competitive application process. Tammy Molinar-LeBlanc, Director for this M.A. degree program is seeking applications for this program (see application below). The deadline for applications is December 2, 2016. Questions about this program may be forwarded to: Tammy.Molinar@colorado.edu.

Funding from the grant program covers tuition costs associated with the courses, books are at the expense of the student. Students selected for participation in this project will take one or two courses per semester to complete the 31 hour Master’s program. Format for courses are a combination of traditional and hybrid/online. Below are the course requirements:


Course Prefix Course Title Sem. Hrs.
EDUC 5425Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education3
EDUC 5445Curriculum for Multicultural Education3
EDUC 5035Pro-Seminar: Parent and Community Involvement3
EDUC 5435Materials & Methods in Bilingual/Multicultural Educ.3
EDUC 5455Literacy for Linguistically Different Learners3
EDUC 5535Diagnostic Testing in Bilingual/ESL Education3
EDUC 5605Research Issues in Bilingual/ESL Education3
EDUC 5615Second Language Acquisition3
EDUC 5625Methods for Teaching ESL3
EDUC 5595Practicum in Bilingual/ESL4


Project Principal Investigator: David Nieto
Project Director: Tammy Molinar-LeBlanc

Should you have questions or need more information regarding the BUENO Poudre Masters/Endorsement Program please direct inquiries to:

Tammy Molinar-LeBlanc, Program Director
BUENO Center for Multicultural Education
School of Education, 247 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0247
Email: Tammy.Molinar@colorado.edu
Cell: 303-332-5930
Office: 303-492-6043
Fax: 303-492-2883