Project ESTRELLA is a 5-year federal grant (2007-2012) designed to provide professional development for all those who work with English Language Learners. In Spanish ESTRELLA means "star." It also is an acronym for Excellent Schools, Teaching, and Research for English Language Learner Achievement.
On this site you will find information about our grant activities, including tuition support of bilingual teachers, counselors and administrators, as well as teachers seeking an additional ESL license; funding support for family education programs sponsored by school districts and communities; our annual Language, Culture and Education Institute; and our Clearinghouse for Successful Practices in PK-12 Instruction for ELL Students. In addition, you can read about our faculty, check out syllabi for our courses, and read what current and former students have to say about Project ESTRELLA.
We look forward to hearing more from you. Nos vemos, sib ntsib dua.
Project ESTRELLA Programs
Bilingual Teachers, Counselors, Reading Specialists, Special Educators and Principals
Bilingual individuals who are interested in careers as teachers, counselors, reading specialists, special educators or principals can apply for funding through the ESTRELLA grant.
Content Area ESL Licensure
We provide course work towards an additional license in ESL for teachers who are already licensed in elementary education or K-12 content areas (science, math, social studies, English). Students can take these courses on weekends through the alternative licensure program. Grant funding is available for this additional licensure.
Family Education Programs
Project Estrella is committed to strengthening the relationships between immigrant and refugee families and the schools. Our family education programs have twin goals:
- to help parents and caregivers understand information and policies which the schools need them to know
- to support families and bicultural communities as they learn to advocate for themselves, and address their needs to schools and school districts