Contact TL3C

Amy Markos

Project Director
Office P: 480-461-7339

Julie Garner

Teacher Education Advisor
P: 480-461-7890

Join the Consortium

Lorie Hendershot

Project Coordinator
P: 480-461-7995

Royce Wilson

Administrative/Research Assistant
P: 480-461-7995
Fax: 480-461-7812

Erica Reyes

Parent/Community Liaison
P: 480-461-7995

The Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community (TL3C) aims to:

  1. increase the pool of highly prepared teachers of language learners (TLLs), and 
  2. provide support for TLLs in various programs at local Title I schools.

Project goals are carried out through a structured teacher preparation program, partnerships and trainings with dual language schools, college faculty trainings, STEM clubs and camps,  professional development institutes, and the development of the larger TL3C Consortium.

This project is funded by the USDoE as a 5-year professional development grant, however, our efforts include creating a sustainable model beyond grant-funded years.


Arizona State University

ASU: ASU’s ESL/BLE Program graduates pre-service teachers with an elementary degree and an ESL or BLE endorsement.  This program prepares our students for the diverse classroom.

Northern Arizona University - College of Education

An MCC-NAU partnership brings NAU upper division teacher preparation college courses to MCC’s Southern & Dobson campus. Through this partnership, MCCCD students can complete a Bachelor of Science in Education, Elementary Education degree with ESL/BLE Endorsement.