Admissions Requirements for M.Ed. in CLDE

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Admission to the master's degree in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of professional disposition qualities. Each applicant is carefully evaluated for his or her ability to contribute to the program and desire to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important.

Application Deadlines

You can enter the Master of Education in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) online program at multiple points in the academic year. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the graduate admission application online (including essays, transcripts, and fees).
  • Submit your resume or Curriculum Vitae through the online application process.
  • Submit your program-specific essay through the online application process.
  • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
  • Obtain one professional recommendation from an individual who is not a family member.
  • Complete an admission interview with personnel from the M.Ed. in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program.
  • Complete a background check. (Required for program admission in order to complete field requirements.)

To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

Colorado Christian University
Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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