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CEEL's goals are to:


  • Develop research tools and methods to address critical questions related to the education of ELs
  • Provide professional development pathways for teachers and educational leaders to address the needs of ELs
  • Compile resources to support schools and educational institutions working with ELs
  • Partner with individuals, organizations and institutions that will inform and engage the educational community working with ELs

The Center for Equity for English Learners was established in 2006, with support from Bank of America.

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities







Featured CEEL Programs




OPAL Institute
June 22 & 23, 2016. Day 3 TBD
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: LMU
A three-day interactive series on teaching and learning for grades Pre K-12, featuring the Observation Protocol for Academic Literacies.‌


2016 STARTALK-LMU Mandarin Student Summer Immersion Program
Dates: June 20 - July 1, 2016
Time: M-F 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Castelar Elementary School
Current K-3rd grade students apply here!
Interested teachers and teaching assistants/interns, apply here!


Teaching Mandarin in PreK-12 Settings Certificate Program
Location: Distance-learning course via webcasts, online sessions, and face-to-face sessions at LMU & Castelar ES.


Journalism for English Learners Program
This is a research-based program developed to improve the English skills and academic achievement of English Learners (ELs) in grades 3-5 who have been in US schools at least four years.


Academic Spanish for the Science and Math Instructional
Program Course 

Dates: Sep. 21 - Nov. 16, 2016
Location: Distance-learning course via webcasts and online sessions. Click here to be notified when registration is available.


CEEL Featured Videos
Visit our Additional Video Resources to view instructional video segments featuring presentations by renowned researchers in the field of language, literacy, learning, teacher preparation, and multicultural studies.






































Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL)


Associate Director

Assistant Director
Gisela O'Brien, Ph.D. 

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Angela Ortiz 

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