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UNC offers two Graduate level Teacher Endorsement Programs:

  • Bilingual Endorsement Program
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL) Program

Bilingual Education Endorsement
The Bilingual Education Endorsement Program is offered for the Elementary, Middle school and Secondary levels. It was created to help teachers serve the biliteracy skills of students in their classrooms, and to address the critical shortage of Linguistically Diverse: Bilingual teachers throughout the state of Colorado. This program requires the completion of 21 semester hours.

Admission Requirements:

Admission to UNC's Graduate School
Have elementary, middle, or secondary education licensure or enrollment in a licensure program
Pass Spanish Proficiency Exam

Courses | The program requires the completion of 21 semester hours. The courses include:

  • EDLD600*
  • EDLD602
  • EDLD603
  • EDLD604
  • EDEL606
  • SPAN 555*
  • EDRD 620**

* taught in Spanish
** required for Secondary Endorsement students only.

Teaching English as a Second or other Language Endorsement Program
The TESOL program was created to help teachers serve the growing number of students with limited English proficiency in their classrooms, and to address the critical shortage of Linguistically Diverse: ESL teachers throughout the state of Colorado. This program is offered for elementary, secondary and high school teachers. The TESOL program requires the completion of 18-21 semester hours. After the completion of the program, students must pass the ESL PLACE test to apply for appropriate endorsement in Colorado.

Admission Requirements:
Admission to UNC's Graduate School
Have elementary, middle, or secondary education licensure or enrollment in a licensure program
Familiarity with a second language.

Courses | The program requires the completion of 18-21 semester hrs. The courses include:

  • EDLD602
  • EDLD603
  • EDLD604
  • EDEL606
  • EDEL 619
  • ENG 633
  • EDRD 620*

*required for Secondary Endorsement students only.