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Teaching the Linguistically Diverse

Master of Arts in Education for Practicing Teachers

Help English language learners reach their full potential. 

English language learners need your help to meet two simultaneous challenges: learning a new language while trying to master academic subjects. The achievement gaps between ELLs and non-ELL students are deeply rooted. By pursuing research-based teaching strategies, you can help these students reach their full potential.

Designed for licensed educators, our Master of Arts in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse program provides you with the latest research in how students learn English as an additional language and develop as bilingual learners. The course work is aligned with the Colorado Teacher Performance Standards and provides strategies for teachers to facilitate the specific needs of linguistically diverse learners.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online courses in 8-week terms
On-campus courses in 16-week semesters

Credits for Completion
33-35 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$545 per credit hour

Sample Classes

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MAE 665G: Linguistics I - Language Acquisition

Explore the structure and function of the English language through linguistics, process modeling and first and second language acquisition theory.

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MAE 665P: Literacy for Linguistically Diverse Education

Develop reading literacy skills with a focus on differentiation for linguistically diverse and ELL learners, family literacy and the teaching and learning cycle.

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MAE 605M: Diversity, Equity and Social Justice

Incorporate multicultural perspectives into the classroom and reflect on issues of social justice and societal structures which impact the success of individual students and programs. 

Program Details

Get all the details on our Master of Arts in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse program, including course requirements and application materials. 


The Master of Arts in Education: Teaching the Linguistically Diverse program is endorsed and approved by the Colorado Department of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CDLE). The PLACE® test is not required for the CDLE endorsement.

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Programs for All Career Paths

In addition to the Master of Arts in Education, Regis offers both an academic certificate as well as an added endorsement as program options for licensed teachers looking to further their expertise and credentials in teaching English Language Learners (ELLs). 

Academic Certificate:
Linguistically Diverse Learners
12 credit hours

Added Endorsement:
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
21-23 credit hours

How to Apply

To apply to the Master of Arts in Education program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s) with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Resume
  • Current valid teaching license

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $545 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school
Total program credits: 33-35

Curious about financial aid options? Regis offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, May and August.

A Culture of Excellence

The Master of Arts in Education for Practicing Teachers in Teaching the Linguistically Diverse is offered by the Education department within Regis College.