Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community Project
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The TL³C Project is a five-year grant (2012-2017) funded through the U.S. Department of Education and managed through the Mesa Community College Education Studies Department to increase the pool of effective teachers of language learners (TLLs), and to improve the instruction and support of TLLs in various programs at local Title I schools. The TL³C Project has partnered with four existing school districts that represent a rich language diversity and are focused on both language development and the acquisition of content-specific knowledge.
MCC students participating in TL3C will:
Receive partial tuition, fee and book scholarships for 4 semesters -- limited to 20 approved participants per academic year.
Serve in dual language classrooms with diverse students.
Complete Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement requirements -- mandatory for all K-12 teachers in Arizona.
Complete course requirements for provisional English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or Bilingual Education Endorsement.
Be empowered with effective instructional strategies.
Go into the field prepared to serve English language learners (ELLs) in the community.