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English Learner Empowerment Via Advanced Teacher Education


Improve Effective Instruction

Improve effective instruction for English Learners in Northern Utah by providing professional development to teachers and administrators.

Increase In-Service Teachers

Increase number of in-service teachers in Utah who use evidence-based practices promoting positive outcomes for English Learners.

Promote Equity

Promote equity in student access to educational resources and opportunities in schools with populations of English Learners.

Course Sequence & Descriptions

How to Apply

Application Deadline

Summer 2024 Cohort

January 15, 2024


  • Applications will only be accepted online
  • If you miss the deadline, please contact the office Of David Byrd.

Utah ELEVATE is funded by a five-year National Professional Development grant awarded by the U.S.Department of Education to the Teacher Education Department in the Moyes College of Education.

The focus of the grant is on increasing the proficiency of teachers who work with English Learners (ELs).

Apply to Utah ELEVATE

Contact Us

Shernavaz Vakil Ed.D

David Byrd Ph.D

Melina Alexander Ph.D