Contact TL3C

Megan Garvy

Project Director
P: 480-461-7951

Julie Garner

Teacher Education Advisor
P: 480-461-7890

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, summer 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.

AZGA:  The Arizona Geographic Alliance is a group of K-20 educators who meet the needs of teachers by providing curriculum aligned to state and national standards, providing professional development opportunities across the state of Arizona, and providing collaboration amongst the teaching profession.

Gilbert Elementary

Gilbert Elementary’s AFLA Program:  The Accelerated Foreign Language Academy is a school within a school in the Gilbert Unified School District that provides an opportunity for language learners to develop a second language while perfecting their primary language and hosts a diverse group of language learners.


Keller Elementary’s Dual Language Program:  Mesa Public Schools provides a dual language program for students wishing to read, write and speak both the English and Spanish language through a cultural experience for students.

Valley View Elementary School

Valley View Elementary:  Valley View Elementary hosts the longest standing dual language program in Arizona.  This Roosevelt School District community builds pride in culture as dual languages are utilizes in all subject areas


Los Ninos: Kyrene de los Niños is a  A College Bound Dual Language Academy!  They believe that every one of our students will one day attend and graduate from college.