Fed grant to Highlands University aims to help ESL teachers

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico Highlands University

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) – A new federal grant aims to help educators earn second language education degrees at Highlands University.

The northern New Mexico school announce this week that the U.S. Department of Education recently awarded Highlands a $2.2 million grant to help students with tuition, books, and related professional development.

Under the five-year grant, 30 educators who work with students, in the Santa Fe and Española school districts will earn their associate degree at Santa Fe Community College and then transfer to Highlands.

Students will take classes from Highlands University School of Education faculty at either the university’s Santa Fe Center in the Higher Education Center or at an office in Espanola.

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