The Professional Development and Licensure Program in ESL/Bilingual Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers a minor in both English as a second language (ESL) and Bilingual education. The licensure program is offered in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in concert with the Department of Languages and Literature. In addition, we offer professional development to practicing teachers and teacher educators through Project SWEETT and its partner program, the Professional Development Program for Teachers of Linguistically Diverse Students.
Our office is at the university and offers a wonderful resource library. The on-line area contains resources for working with language minority children and families. Funded by several grants from the U.S. Department of Education, these initiatives are helping school districts meet the needs of language minority children and families.