Learn about evidence-based literacy instruction and interventions for multilingual learners
Learn about our scholarship to prepare diverse special educators
Bilingual Special Education for the 21st Century
5-Part Webinar Series
Meet the authors & learn valuable information about the the complex intersection of bilingual education and special education
Funded through a five-year (2021-2026) Personnel Preparation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) to provide professional development activities that improve classroom instruction for ELs and assist educational personnel working with such children to meet high professional standards, including standards for certification and licensure as teachers who work in language instruction educational programs or serve ELs.
Serve ELs with Disabilities3
Approximately 15.3% (766,600) of English/multilingual learners are served in special education programs
More than half of the states in the U.S. report a projected need for teachers certified or licensed to teach English/multilingual learners.
About 38,600 openings for special education teachers are projected over the next decade.
Stats provided by
2.National Center for Education Statistics, and 3.US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Special Education Teachers, (retrieved 4/25/2022)
Our mission is to increase the number of special educators to work with multilingual students and improve their literacy outcomes by collaborating with teachers, schools, and parents.