Teacher Resources

Online Resources

Bilingual Education & ESL Teacher Education Programs


The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) presents a state-by-state listing of some college & university teacher education programs in bilingual education.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)


The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Education Programs (NCELA) provides access to resources on teacher certification, state laws, state organizations, and publications for every state.

Publishers & Distributors


NCELA provides a listing of publishers of the most common and reliable English language assessment tools.



Practical Examples

Lau Plan Models


The State of Maine Department of Education presents several examples of Lau Plans.

Personnel Support


Answers to frequently asked questions provide information on the legal guidelines for qualified personnel support.

Student Assessment


Questions and answers on testing strategies include the use of multiple criteria as part of a comprehensive evaluation.

Why Does Our District Need an ELL Policy?


Responses to some common scenarios illustrate the need, legal requirements, and local process for developing an ELL policy.


Equity Policy Quotient (EPQ) Quiz


Take this quiz and find out how your school's equity policy rates.

Lau Plan Components


This list is a quick reference to the essential components of a Lau Plan.