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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.

The OPAL (Observation Protocol for Academic Literacies): 

Next Training:
October 8, 9 & November 6, 2014
Loyola Marymount University - University Hall, Room 2426 (SOE Literacy Lab)
For more information, visit CEEL's OPAL Institute  page.

Join us for an interactive three-day series focusing on teaching and learning in linguistically diverse classrooms.  Click here to be notified when the next training is scheduled. Click here for more Information¬†on the OPAL Institute, or for online registration.  To view the Fall 2014 OPAL Institute flyer, click here

Certificate Program Opportunities:

Teaching Academic Spanish in PreK-12 Certificate
Course 3: Academic Spanish for the Science and Math Instructional Program begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014. For more information please see the Language Arts and Social Studies Instructional Program Flyer or visit the Teaching Academic Spanish in Grades Pre K-12 Certificate page.

To register, visit https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmuextension/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=2507

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

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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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