U.S. Department of Education ELL Grant

Teachers in the following districts are eligible to receive a free ESL endorsement with funding from the U.S. Department of Education: Columbus Junction, Des Moines, Iowa City, Marshalltown, Postville, and West Liberty. 

Project Empower is designed to improve the academic achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs) in grades K-12 and will allow teachers in content area classrooms to become prepared to address the unique needs of the ELL population in Iowa.

155 in-service teachers will be given the opportunity to enroll and complete Grand View University’s K-12 ELL Endorsement over the course of a 60 month period. Pre-service teachers adding the ELL endorsement will also benefit from the grant, 80 pre-service teacher will be awarded book scholarships over the 60 month period of the grant.

The six partnering school districts are the following: Des Moines Public Schools, Columbus Junction, Iowa City, Marshalltown, Postville, and West Liberty.  

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Roslyn Billy
Dr. Roslyn Billy
Assistant Professor of Education