UNC Gets $1.4 Million Grant for Training Bilingual and ESL Teachers

The University of Northern Colorado has received $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education to train teachers who will teach middle school and secondary school students who are not proficient in English.
The five-year grant will help address the severe shortage of certified bilingual and English as a Second Language teachers.
UNC students, as well as students and teachers in several northern Colorado school districts, will benefit from the grant.
It will provide financial support for UNC students who are studying to be teachers and who want to complete endorsements in Bilingual Education or ESL in addition to their content-area teacher-preparation programs.
Teachers in several partner school districts will be eligible for financial support to pursue endorsements or additional training in Bilingual Education or ESL. Districts include Weld-6 (Greeley-Evans), Poudre R-1 (Fort Collins), RE-1 (Gilcrest), RE-2 (Eaton), RE-5J (Johnstown), RE-7 (Kersey) and RE-9 (Ault).
The ultimate goal of the project is to improve the quality of instruction provided to middle- and secondary-level students who are not proficient in English.


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