Project Estrella

Western Illinois University’s Bilingual/Bicultural Education program is pleased to announce the availability of Federal grant monies for eligible bilingual education majors and minors. Funding is also available to in-service teachers who are seeking Illinois Bilingual Teacher Certification and ESL endorsements.

  • Preservice teachers are eligible for tuition reimbursement for up to $2000 per semester plus a monthly stipend of up to $300.
  • In-service teachers participating in coursework leading to Bilingual/ESL certification are eligible for $450 per course taken at WIU.
  • Project Estrella participants also have many opportunities for other professional development activities such as field trips to exemplary bilingual schools and conferences.

For more information please e-mail Dr. Gloria Delany-Barmann, Project Director and Coordinator of Bilingual/Bicultural Education, at GA-Delany-Barmann@wiu.edu or call 309/298-1183.

Project Estrella is funded by the United States Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students.