For the second time in a year, Regis University’s Division of Education has received a grant to help teachers advance their culturally and linguistically diverse education.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) awarded Regis $123,926 as part of a $2 million grant given to 17 organizations statewide.
The grant is designed to recruit and retain more educators. For Regis University, the grant will be used to continue to help more teachers earn a 12-credit-hour Linguistically Diverse Learner Academic Certificate.
Previously, Regis earned a grant from the Colorado Center for Rural Education to help 34 teachers and administrators in the Fort Morgan and Lake County School districts earn the certificate.
The new grant will allow Regis to take on 50 educators — five principals and 45 teachers — from Brighton, Grand Junction and Moffat County.
Fifteen of the participants will be able to earn their Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement.
The new group of teachers will begin classes in January.