PATSEL Program

Preparing All Teachers to Better Serve English Learners (PATSEL)


A U.S. Department of Education National Professional Development Grant

The PATSEL Program delivers quality on-going professional development for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators to better serve English language learners (ELs) in the state of New Jersey. 

The PATSEL Program offers the following scholarships to obtain teaching certifications at the graduate and undergraduate level.

  • ESL Certification In-Service Teachers of STEM Subjects

Provide academic preparation and scholarships (equivalent to WPU in-state tuition) for in-service teachers of STEM subjects to pursue a 21-credit ESL certification program at the graduate level.

  • Bilingual Education Certification for Pre-Service Teacher Candidates

Provide academic preparation and financial assistance (equivalent to WPU in-state tuition) for pre-service teacher candidates (including STEM majors) at the WPU College of Education to pursue a12-credit additional bilingual certification as an endorsement on their initial teaching certification.

For more information, please contact Reena Tailor, Project Coordinator, at