Meet the Educational Needs of English Language Learners

Regis University’s graduate certificate in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse education is designed for current educators seeking to meet the needs of their English Language Learners.
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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Graduate Certificate

Certificate Overview

With the explosive growth of second language learners in the state of Colorado and surrounding states and emerging district mandates for completion of course work in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) education, it is essential to prepare teachers to meet the educational needs of these learners. Regis University's CLD graduate certificate includes four courses that are designed for licensed teachers who are seeking to develop instructional skills to effectively teach English language learners in K-12 mainstream classrooms. This certificate is offered 100% online to meet the broader needs of adult students.

Total CLD Certificate Credit Requirements: 12 credit hours

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations and loan information.

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Program Requirements

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours*

EDES 665H Foundations of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Educators
EDES 665G Linguistics I: Language Acquisition
EDES 665E Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Educators
EDES 665I Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
*Certificate requires that student is or has been a licensed teacher. 

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.


How to Apply

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Applicants seeking a master's degree from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Complete the online graduate application
  • Application fee: $50.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)

After submitting online application, the following are required:

  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript from all U.S. regionally accredited institutions. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the Office of Admissions. Download the transcript request form.
    Mail transcripts to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Boulevard
    Mail Code: P-28
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on degree-bearing transcript with option of supplying additional course work transcripts
  • Current resume 
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

After your file is complete, the Admissions Committee will review all documents in your application file. The Admissions Committee will contact you regarding the status of your acceptance.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Fall 2015 August 24, 2015 July 27, 2015

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.


2015-2016 Academic Year Tuition: Effective Fall 2015

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Online $5,750 12 $475 $50

Additional fees may apply. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information. Click here for information regarding student parking fees.