English Learners > Additional PD Resources: State
This section of the website provides information about professional development opportunities around the state of Alabama and nationally. The Alabama State Department of Education, Institutes of Higher Education, and professional organizations are excellent places to begin your search for teacher and administrator ESL training.
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eLearning Alabama is Alabama’s implementation of the E-Learning for Educators Initiative, a project funded through a federal Ready to Teach grant and multi-state collaboration between ten state education agencies and associated public broadcast stations. eLearning Alabama partners are theAlabama Department of Education  Technology in Motion program and Alabama Public Television . (link)
Alabama Public Television - eLEARNING for Educators.aspxStateAlabama Public Television - eLEARNING for Educators http://www.aptv.org/IQLEARNING/educators.asp
2/8/2016 11:16 AM
AMTESOL strives to serve the needs of intensive program teachers, administrators, graduate students, and K-12 teachers in the field of ESL throughout Alabama and Mississippi.
AMTESOL link.aspxStateAlabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AMTESOL)http://www.amtesol.org
2/8/2016 2:25 PM
AU ESL Certification Program Contact:
Dr. Jamie Harrison, Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Auburn University, AL 36849
Telephone: (334) 844-8278 Fax: (334) 844-6789
Email: jlh0069@auburn.edu 
Auburn University link.aspxStateAuburn University http://www.education.auburn.edu/programs/ces/traditional.html
2/8/2016 2:24 PM
4646 40th Street NW
Washington DC 20016-1859
Office: 202-362-0700
Fax: 202-362-3740
Email: services@cal.org
Center for Applied Linquistics.aspxNationalCenter for Applied Linquisticshttp://www.cal.org
10/9/2015 9:50 AM
2626 Clearbrook Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Office: 224.366.8540
Illinois Resource Center.aspxNationalIllinois Resource Centerhttp://thecenterweb.org/
10/9/2015 9:34 AM
800.573.Nhie (6443)
Office: 916.482.4405
Fax: 916.482.4433
2443 Fair Oaks Boulevard #365
Sacramento, CA 95825-7684
Email: info@nhie.net
New Horizons in Education.aspxNationalNew Horizons in Educationhttp://www.nhie.net/
10/9/2015 9:47 AM
Pearson Achievement Solutions
Encompass Event Planners
5713 Calle Polvorosa
San Clemente, CA 92673
Office: 949.547.6664
Fax: 949.481.3864
SIOP.aspxNationalSheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Modelhttp://siopinstitute.net/index.html
2/8/2016 2:26 PM
Link to TransAct
TransACT link.aspxStateTransACThttp://www.transact.com
10/9/2015 9:22 AM
ESL Teacher Certification Program Contact:
Dr. Susan Spezzini Associate Professor in EL Education
100 Education Building
Telephone: (205) 934-8357 Fax: (205) 934-4792
Email: spezzini@uab.edu
UAB link.aspxStateUniverisity of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)http://www.uab.edu/esl
10/9/2015 9:28 AM
ESL Certification Program Contact:
M.Ed.-Differentiated Instruction (ESOL)
Dr. Andrea Word
Morton Hall
301 Sparkman Drive NW
Huntsville, AL 35899
Telephone: (256) 824-2370
Fax: (256) 824-6949
Email: andrea.word@uah.edu
UAH link.aspxStateUniversity of Alabama in Huntsvillehttp://www.uah.edu/education
10/9/2015 9:27 AM
Class A and Alternative Class A Certifications
ESL Certification Program Contact:
Joy L.M. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of Secondary Education
UNA Box 5129
Florence, AL 35632-0001
Telephone: (256) 765-4837
Fax: (256) 765-4159
University of North Alabama link.aspxStateUniversity of North Alabamahttp://www.una.edu/education/graduate-programs/english-for-speakers-of-other-languages-esol.html
10/9/2015 9:26 AM
Class A Certification
ESL Certification Program Contact:
Dr. Susan Martin
College of Education
Mobile, AL 36688
Telephone: (251)380-2738
Email: ferguson@southalabama.edu
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA link.aspxStateUniversity of South Alabamahttp://www.usouthal.edu/coe/
2/8/2016 2:28 PM
Link to WiDA for ELs
WiDA Link.aspxStateWiDAhttps://www.wida.us/ProfessionalDev/