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.

NAU logo 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.


Arizona Geographic Alliance

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

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

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 NinosLos 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.


New Dual Language School in Phoenix! - Colegio Petit is hosting Open Houses for a NEW, Spanish Immersion program in the heart of Phoenix!!! Contact: 602-953-2933 Website:
Join the Movement: Expect More Arizona - Expect More Arizona and our partners believe all Arizona children deserve a world-class education, which gives them the opportunity to succeed in life. To ensure a strong economic future for Arizona and a higher quality of life for everyone, we have to make education a top priority in our state. Click on this link and […]
Workshop: Building Cultural Proficiency Via the Interpretative Mode - AATSP-AZ is hosting a special workshop, Building Cultural Proficiency Via the Interpretative Mode, by Ken Stewart, 2006 ACTFL National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year, on Saturday, November 1st, 8:30am-noon, at Rio Salado Conference Center, Tempe. Contact:, Laura Zinke, AATSP-AZ President
Job Opening: 6th Grade DL Teacher - Osborn School District is looking for a 6th grade teacher for our Spanish Dual Language class at Clarendon Elementary. Please share this announcement with all potential candidates. Our award-winning Dual Language Program is an amazing opportunity for the right teacher! Contact Patricia Tate for more information:


Are you an aspiring teacher who would like to work with language learners?

TL³C Program participants will:

  • Receive partial tuition, fee and book scholarships* for 4 semesters
  • Serve in dual language classrooms with diverse students
  • Complete SEI Endorsement requirements (mandatory for all k-12 teachers in AZ)
  • Complete course requirements for provisional English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or Bilingual Education Endorsement
  • Be empowered with effective instructional strategies that
    • promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education,
    • address the Common Core State Standards, and
    • build upon Arizona’s English Language Proficiency Standards
  • Go into the field prepared to serve English Language Learners in the community
*Funding for scholarship awards is limited to 20 approved participants per academic year. Application process is required.

Mesa Community College’s Mission Statement states “MCC excels in teaching, learning, and empowering individuals to succeed in our local and global community.”  The Teachers of Language Learners Learning Community (TL³C) Project is designed to directly address this mission by focusing on teaching and learning to empower current and preservice teachers to support a community need.  Local K-12 schools work with students from 66 countries speaking 50 different languages at varying proficiency levels (  While this linguistic diversity provides rich opportunities for language learning, it also presents a need for highly qualified teachers and programs that ensure that all students are provided with an equitable education.  The TL³C Project has partnered with four existing school districts that represent this diversity and are focused on both language development and the acquisition of content-specific knowledge.  In an effort to support this community need, the TL³C has two goals:

  • to increase the pool of effective teachers of language learners (TLLs), and
  • to improve instruction and support TLLs in various programs at local Title I schools.