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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 instruction.

“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.