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Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Skills Are in Demand

Proposed Elementary Education Program would help students attain a CLD endorsement from the State of Colorado

In today’s world, teachers with Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) training are in high demand. Young minds demand nurturing in diverse ways, and today’s successful teachers must be ready to respond effectively. Some students will come to class learning math, science and social studies all in a language that is not native to them and through methods unfamiliar to them.

That’s why Colorado Mountain College embedded CLD into its proposed elementary education program. In this program, students would learn and practice adapting instruction for increasingly diverse learners. Graduates would be recommended for the CLD endorsement issued by the State of Colorado. This credential is very valuable, especially in the mountain region where the population is becoming more and more diverse.


From local educational leaders who are helping develop this program

“Colorado Mountain College’s Teacher Preparation Program finds and prepares talented, caring, passionate individuals who want to be part of educating our mountain communities. This program is good for our region, our schools, and our kids and I am proud that our district supports this vitally important endeavor.”

Jason E. Glass, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Eagle County Schools

“We’re delighted to work with Colorado Mountain College to build a teacher education program that will help us translate our vision to encourage, nurture, and challenge every student, every day. What a great opportunity to support our students and local residents in their quest to work and serve in the communities where they live.”

Susan Birdsey
Superintendent Garfield RE2 School District