Consider partnering with a local university with a credential program for teachers to teach in the target language (in California, it is called a “Bilingual Authorization”) to establish a mutually beneficial relationship to both support the development of preservice dual language immersion (DLI) teachers and create a pipeline for new teachers for the district’s DLI program.

Some of the potential benefits may include:

  • Professional development
    • For teachers by faculty members on DLI topics
    • For university faculty members on current educational issues/topics
  • DLI program evaluation support from university faculty
  • Research opportunities in DLI sites and classrooms
  • Possible source of new DLI teachers

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education: Strand 5, Staff Quality and Professional Development, Principles 1, 3

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