For more information on LEES Program, please contact us at (973) 720-3056 or LeesProgram@wpunj.edu.
LEES Program (Literacy Empowerment in English and Spanish) provides tuition support and professional learning opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers to improve literacy instruction and equitable access to content learning for multilingual learners. Click on one of the options below to see how you can get involved.
Graduate Bilingual/Bicultural Education Certificate
For in-service teachers (already licensed) seeking a Bilingual/Bicultural Education certification.
Undergraduate Bilingual/Bicultural Education Minor
For pre-service teachers in an education major seeking licensure with an endorsement in Bilingual/Bicultural education.
Early Childhood Professional Development
For in-service preschool teachers and paraprofessionals seeking professional development in literacy for multilingual learners.
With support from a National Professional Development Grant from the US Department of Education, LEES Program is able to offer tuition support for undergraduate students seeking to obtain their bilingual/bicultural endorsement (paired with an education major), and teachers who are seeking to obtain bilingual/bicultural education certification to add to their current license. Tuition credits and testing fees are covered.
LEES Program offers Academic Spanish language support. In-service and pre-service teachers receive individualized plans to achieve higher levels of proficiency in academic Spanish. One-on-one and group sessions by highly qualified Spanish language coaches are available virtually or in person.
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470