About The Office of Bilingual Education
Since its establishment in 1972, The Office of Bilingual Education (OBE) has pursued a programmatic training, research, development, and dissemination agenda focused on improving the quality of educational services provided English Language Learners. OBE assists faculty interested in developing programs and services for ELLs and helps develop proposals to secure external support for these activities. Emphasis has been given to generating financial support to increase the number of qualified personnel available to serve English Language Learners, including bilingual education, English as a second language, and bilingual special education teachers. Emphasis is also given to developing proposals for projects that will advance the knowledge base associated with best practices in educating these learners.