The ¡Profes! grant is a federally funded, 5 year, collaboration between the Departments of Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instruction. The grant seeks to assist in closing the gap in Bilingual/ESL educators and administrators in North/Northeast Texas. The grant is funded by the US Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA). The grant is part of a collaboration between the Department of Educational Leadership and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.
- Goal 1: Recruit, graduate, place & retain more highly-qualified bilingual and ESL-certified teachers
- Goal 2: Increase the knowledge & skills of pre-service & in-service teachers for the teaching of math & science to English Learners (ELs).
- Goal 3: Increase the knowledge & skills of school administrators to better support bilingual & ESL teachers & students