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Educators who utilize students' cultural and linguistic resources while developing students' academic competencies have the potential to significantly transform schools and educational systems.

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


Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities Featured CEEL Programs

OPAL Institute

Dates: March 1, 2 & April 25, 2017
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.‌

Spring 2017 OPAL Series Flyer


2016 Summer Institute

STELLAR Dates: 8/9/16, 8/10/16, & 8/11/16
Register here!

QUEST Dates: 8/8/16, 8/9/16, & 8/10/16
Register here!

Time: M-F 8:15am - 3:00pm
Location: LMU & district-specific locations


Designing Modified Curricula for Transitional Kindergarten/Early Childhood Education

Dates: Sep. 8 - Oct. 27, 2016
Location: Distance-learning course via webcasts and online sessions. Click here to register.


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 register.


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. 

Research Associate

Nidia Hernandez, M.A. 

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Angela Ortiz 

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