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Graduate Certificate in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (TCLD)

**At this time, applications are no longer being accepted for the TCLD Graduate Certificate.

This fully online graduate certificate program is for teachers and administrators that hope to improve K-12 education for their culturally and linguistically diverse students. The certificate, is designed to develop the capacity of teachers and administrators to provide high quality instructional experiences for diverse learners. The majority of course content will be centered around a menu of readings and assignments that allow teachers and administrators to select those that are most germane to their local and personal teaching context.

The program of study includes the three course sequence needed to earn an ESOL endorsement and three additional courses that emphasize the social, cultural and academic contexts inherent to teaching diverse students in the classroom.

The unique aspect is the potential for several teachers from a site or district to engage in the coursework simultaneously and collaborate on capstone experiences. This coursework aligns with TAPS standards that comprise the TKES assessment system for teachers in Georgia

Program Features

  • Fully online
  • Course assignments aligned with individual teaching contexts
  • Previous coursework may be applied pending program approval


Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (TCLD) program will seek state licenses or certifications.

The program listed above leads to a Georgia Certificate Upgrade. Visit the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for more information. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Check the requirements of your state or territory using the link provided.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 7/30/2021