College of Education
Teacher Education Application
This must be completed along with the PRISE grant application.
GOAL I –PREPARE 45 RURAL PARAPROFESSIONALS (3
COHORTS OF 15 FOR 5 SEMESTERS EACH) TO BECOME TEACHERS WHO WILL IMPROVE
INSTRUCTION FOR LEP STUDENTS & LEP STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES VIA
COURSEWORK FOR B.S. DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY (K-8) & SPECIAL EDUCATION
(K-12), ESL/SEI ENDORSEMENT (K-12), TOT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE & MENTOR TEACHERS.
GOAL II- IMPROVE NAU TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM TO BETTER PREPARE ALL
TEACHERS TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION FOR LEP STUDENTS & LEP
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES VIA FACULTY ELL STRATEGIES TRAINING AND
REDESIGNING ELEMENTARY & SPECIAL EDUCATION SYLLABI WITH LEP MODULES.
GOAL III - COLLECT POST TRAINING DATA ON EFFECTIVENESS OF GRADUATES WITH
ACHIEVEMENT OF LEP STUDENTS.
Objectives of the PRISE Program:
• Three cohorts (15 students x 3 = 45 total) of pre-service teachers
(paraprofessionals) will complete 71 credit hour program which aligns
fully with AZ State Standards consisting of all coursework (22 courses
plus practica) for a Bachelors Degree with a Dual Major in Elementary
Education and Special Education and ESL/SEI endorsement.
• NAU faculty participate in training on ELL strategies for teaching LEP
& LEP students with disabilities.
• Teacher education faculty redesign syllabi to include new strategies
in LEP Modules, pilot new syllabi in PRISE program, implement syllabi
with all teacher education students, and assess outcomes of redesigned
syllabi in improving instruction for LEP students.
• Post training data will be collected on graduates’ effectiveness in
improving achievement and English language development of ELL students.
Project Director: Dr. Patricia Peterson, Box 5774, Northern Arizona
University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Phone: 928-523-0677 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co Director in Yuma: Nancy Blitz, LA Bld, Rm 109, Phone: 928-344-7677