The Graduate School of Education has been awarded a significant grant from the US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition that will prepare bilingual classroom assistants for a teaching license and an ESL endorsement. The $1,960,207 five-year grant, called the Futures Project, will provide scholarships to students in the BTP program.
Staff member Lynda Pullen, and three others were honored in a ceremony in Smith Memorial Student Union this week as PSU celebrated the Sixth Annual President’s Diversity Awards. Ms. Pullen was cited for “assisting students from diverse backgrounds in navigating the sometimes bureaucratic, and therefore sometimes difficult systems that they can encounter at the university.” Lynda Pullen, who joined PSU in 2002, is the advisor for GSE’s International Teacher Educator Program, the Bilingual Teacher Pathways program, the Bilingual Special Educator program, and the Pathways program.
This marks the fourth year in a row that a member of the GSE has received this honor with previous awards going to GSE Professors Julie Esparza Brown (’07), Yer Thou (’08), and PACE Student Carmen Anderson (’09).