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Teaching the Linguistically Diverse

Master of Arts in Education for Practicing Teachers

Help English Language Learners Reach Their Full Potential

Designed for licensed educators, the M.A.E. in Teaching the Linguistically Diverse program equips you with research-based methods for teaching students English as a second language and facilitating their growth as bilingual learners. Our course work is aligned with the Colorado Teacher Performance Standards and provides strategies for teachers to accommodate the specific needs of linguistically diverse learners.

English language learners must meet two simultaneous challenges: learning a new language while trying to master academic subjects. By pursuing research-based teaching strategies, you can help these students reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond. Students also learn to address the systemic marginalization faced by multilingual learners, as they engage with their students’ families and the larger community.

Our program is specifically made for busy practicing teachers. All courses are practicum-based, taught by faculty who have years of experience as educators. Students are also assigned a dedicated graduate student advisor to help them maximize TEACH grants and other funding opportunities.

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Program Snapshot

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

Time Commitment
12 - 24 months

Key Dates
Starts are offered in August, January and May.

Accreditation

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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By the Numbers

10%
Tuition discount offered for teachers and paraprofessionals
124000
Estimated number of K-12 English language learners in Colorado schools*
59%
Percentage of Colorado ELL students designated academically "on track" for their grade level*

*Colorado Department of Education, cde.state.co.us/cde_english/elstateofthestate

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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

Program Details

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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. 

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)
  • 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. 

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Program tuition: $555 per credit hour
10% tuition discount is available for paraprofessionals or those with contracted positions within a school

Total program credits: 33-35

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