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Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, TCLD (ONLINE)

About the Program

A fully online program, the Master of Education in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (TCLD) 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 instructional practices and models of advancing students’ linguistic, cultural, and academic identities in public school classrooms.
  • to acknowledge students’ 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.

Program Contact Information

Graduate Academic Services Center

Admission Requirements

  1. Complete requirements for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Possess or be eligible for a Georgia level four teaching certificate in an eligible concentration area; or possess an equivalent out-of-state teaching certificate in the chosen concentration area.  Candidates who have completed all requirements for the Georgia level four teaching certificate have until the end of the first semester to obtain certificate.  Candidates with an out-of-state certificate will not receive Georgia certification upon program completion. 
  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. 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 students 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.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (



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*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Last updated: 1/12/2021