Education professors receive grant for nearly $1.9 million
Monday, December 12, 2011
The U.S. Department of
Education and the Office of English Language Acquisition have awarded two
bilingual education professors nearly $1.9 million to improve preparation for
teachers who serve English learners.
Luis Rosado, director of the
College of Education and Health Professions Center for Bilingual Education,
along with Carla Amaro-Jimenez, assistant professor of bilingual/ESL education,
worked to obtain the grant.
Jeanne Gerlach, dean of the
College of Education and Health Professions, says the funds will strengthen the
University’s expertise in a critical area of education research and
“Our bilingual program is
recognized as one of the best in the state and in the nation,” Dr. Gerlach
says. “This grant is significant as it helps support our efforts to engage
teachers and students through language immersion programs.”
Read more about the bilingual education grant.