¡Project Adelante!

Through Project ¡ADELANTE!, 150 pre-service and in-service teacher candidates will earn EL certification. In addition, 100 in-service novice teachers of English learners will receive professional development, which we will evaluate using a quasi-experimental research design.

Project Goals

Goal 1.

Increase the number of certified teachers for ELs in ESL and dual language settings (Invitational Priority 1) in the Houston metropolitan area.

Objective 1.1. Prepare 50 undergraduate pre-service teachers to earn Bilingual Education (BE) or English as a Second Language (ESL) Supplemental certificate.
Objective 1.2. Prepare 50 paraprofessionals to earn initial certificate along with the BE supplemental certificate.
Objective 1.3. Prepare 50 graduate students (pre-service or in-service) to earn BE or ESL supplemental certificate.
Objective 1.4. Assist BE and ESL certification candidates by providing test preparation resources and reimbursing certification-related expenses.

Goal 2.

Provide professional development in evidence-based instructional practices (Competitive Priority 1) and family engagement (Competitive Priority 2) to novice teachers (0-5 years in the profession) of ELs in ESL and dual language settings (Invitational Priority 1) in the Houston metropolitan area.

¡Project Adelante! is one of the 49 projects funded through the 2016 National Professional Development Program through the Office of English Language Acquisition Agency of the US Department of Education.

Overview of the Scholarships

Through ¡Project Adelante!, there are scholarships available for undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and graduate students. These scholarships will help to provide funds to increase the number of students completing the certification for Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (ESL) in order to become teachers.