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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

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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
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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

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.

Next Institute: November 2, 3 & December 8, 2016
Register here!




Academic Spanish for the Science and Math Instructional Program Course

This course has been cancelled.  Please contact ceel@lmu.edu for additional information.



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)

Executive Director

Associate Director

Assistant Director
Gisela O'Brien, Ph.D. 

Research Associate

Nidia Hernandez, M.A. 

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Angela Ortiz 

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