Project Highlights

Enhance Your Teaching and Empower English Language Learners in the Classroom Through Professional Development 

Thanks to an Office of English Language Acquisition professional development and research grant, Project Empowering Teachers of English Language Learners (ETELL) is helping prepare and certify Texas in-service teachers for the bilingual education or English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. 

All teachers in the project will receive FREE bilingual or ESL online certification prep courses, with opportunities for the reimbursement of their exam fees and earning professional development hours. Additionally, the project will investigate the effectiveness of virtual observations and instructional coaching and mentoring. 

Online ESL Certification Prep Course 

  • Equips teachers for working with ELLs in the ESL classroom. 
  • Prepares teachers for the TExES English as a Second Language Supplemental (#154). 
  • 10 weeks of TExES prep. 
  • All course materials provided. 
  • Course is completely online. 
  • Exam fee reimbursement upon passing exam. 
  • Professional development: 100 hours 
  • Inquire with us on how this course could count for university credit!

Online Bilingual Certification Prep Course 

  • Equips teachers for working with ELLs in the bilingual education classroom.
  • Prepares teachers for the TExES Bilingual Education Supplemental (#164)
  • 9 weeks of TExES prep.
  • Format includes video lectures, reading and writing practice in English and Spanish, games for reinforcement, and assessments with feedback.
  • An intermediate level of Spanish proficiency required. 
  • All course materials provided.
  • Course is completely online.
  • Exam fee reimbursement upon passing exam.
  • Professional development: 90 hours
  • Inquire with us on how this course could count for university credit!

BTLPT Prep Course 

  • Equips teachers for working with ELLs on the bilingual education classroom. 
  • Prepares teachers for the TExES Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT)-Spanish (#190).
  • 6 weeks of TExES prep.
  • Language proficiency prep includes sample prompts and suggestions for listening comprehension, reading comprehension, oral expression, and written expression in Spanish. 
  • An intermediate level of Spanish proficiency required. 
  • All course materials provided. 
  • Course is completely online. 
  • Exam fee reimbursement upon passing exam.
  • Professional development: 150 hours
  • Inquire with us on how this course could count for university credit! 

Due to limited spaces available, the courses are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Enroll today!