Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL)

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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

  • 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 Learning Opportunities

2017 Urban Ecology Summer Institute

Dates: August 8-9, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: LMU, University Hall - ECC 1857
Cost: Project QUEST/STELLAR Teachers = Free; Non-Project QUEST/STELLAR Teachers =$495 (includes Module 2 Curriculum binder, materials and lunch)

A professional development institute focused on Urban Ecology for English Learners: Science, Literacy, and Language Learning.



Academic Spanish for the Science and Math Instructional Program

Dates: Sep. 27 - Nov. 15, 2017
Location: Distance-learning course via webcasts and online sessions.  Click the link to view the course flyer: Academic Spanish Math and Science Fall 2017



Save-the-Date: 2018 Jornada Pedagógica

Date: January 28, 2018
Location: LMU
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ofelia García is a professor in the Ph.D. programs of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Featured CEEL Programs


Learn more about Project STELLAR by clicking HERE!



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.

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.