Masters in Education - Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $358.00

Program Description

A fully online program, the Master of Education in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (TCLD) focuses on culturally relevant pedagogy and will enable candidates:

to develop cultural and linguistic responsitivity which acknowledges that teaching and learning are inextricably embedded in students’ language, culture, and identities. to design and implement diverse instructional practices and models of advancing students’ linguistic, cultural, and academic identities in public school classrooms. to acknowledge English Learners’ home cultures and languages not as deficits, disadvantages, or problems but rather as resources to be leveraged for academic learning and mainstream cultural success.

The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) and meets the PSC’s certificate upgrade requirements.

Admissions Information

  1. Complete requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  2. Possess or be eligible for a Professional Level Four Certificate in the state of Georgia or its equivalent in other states. OR Possess or be eligible for a Standard Professional Administrative Certificate or its equivalent in other states.

  3. Present a cumulative 2.50 (4.0 scale) grade point average or higher on all undergraduate and graduate work combined.

  4. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.

  5. Successfully complete TCLD 4231 or TCLD 6231 Cultural Diversity & ESOL/TCLD or its equivalent.

  6. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability


Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional degree candidates must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.