National Professional Development Program

The National Professional Development (NPD) discretionary grants program, administered by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), provides professional development activities intended to improve instruction for English learners (ELs) and assists education personnel working with ELs to meet high professional standards. Professional development activities may include both preservice and inservice activities. 

Grantees are institutions of higher education that collaborate with local education agencies (LEAs) to help professionals meet high standards and obtain certifications to teach ELs. The professionals — new and practicing teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, guidance counselors, and school psychologists — learn new content and instructional skills to improve their work with ELs.

Below, find additional links to information on the program, including information on grantees in current cohorts and lists of grantees from previous cohorts.