The ACCEL initiatives are designed to increase the number of teachers who understand effective approaches to support English learners' success in schools as well as increase leadership and advocacy for English learners and their families.

There are three focus areas in ACCEL:

ACCEL in Iowa Content Area Professional Development (PD) provides instructions to support English Learners in disciplines such as mathematics, science, social studies, and English Language Arts. The PD includes four in-person sessions and two online modules over the course of one year.

Updated information coming soon. 

The goals of the dual language education program are:

  • Developing and implementing professional development for dual language teachers based on school needs using research-supported models of professional development
  • Developing a dual language policy with and for the schools, which articulates the vision and philosophy, helps guide language instruction, identifies roles and responsibilities, serves as a public document, and develops a shared community vision 

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement program prepares superior language students for an instructional license to teach foreign language and/or English as a second language in elementary through secondary schools.

Admission Requirements, Application Process and Program Requirements and Application Process 

For more information on added endorsement programs: 

ESL Endorsement