Clarkson University awarded $2.5 million Department of Education Grant
POTSDAM — Clarkson University has been awarded a five-year $2.52 million grant from the National Professional Development Program through the U. S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition.
The funding will be used to support a professional development and research project called "Advancing Language and Literacy for English Learners" (ALL4ELs).Assistant Professors of Education Gretchen Oliver and Karen Gregory, co-directors of the department's Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, are the principal investigator and co-principal investigator, respectively, of the grant.
Clarkson offers an online Master of Arts in TESOL program as well as an online Certificate of Advanced Study in TESOL.
Over a five-year period, the ALL4ELs project will support 120 in-service teachers and school leaders from partnering school districts, as well as 30 pre-service teachers from Clarkson University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program, with scholarship money for graduate coursework.