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Past Projects


Project BESITOS was a federally funded Title III grant which supports a Career Ladder Project. This project certified/endorsed and sponsored 37 students to earn a B.S. in education and become qualified, bilingual/ESL endorsed teachers.

Primary Goal
Recruit, prepare and mentor secondary students and paraprofessionals for teaching careers in Bilingual Education in order to increase the quality of Bilingual education for CLD students in Kansas.

Project Highlights

Project BESITOS provides participants with a solid background in research/theories of language acquisition, as well as, an overview of key terms, frameworks, and theories in the field of Linguistics. Instructional approaches, methods, strategies, and techniques for second language learners in the public schools including strategies for native language support, curricular and instructional adaptation, and advocacy for programs, approaches, and students are taught and are expected outcomes for program participants.

Participant Quotes

  • "Being a BESITOS student has been an advantage because I have access to tutors, a computer lab and great friendships."
  • "Being a BESITOS student has helped me get better acquainted with KSU and has exposed me to diversity I would not have gotten otherwise."
  • "Being a BESITOS student has benefited me both financially and academically. It has helped me to progress in my studies because of all the support that is being offered."
  • "Being a BESITOS student has allowed me to experience a whole new way of viewing education."
  • "Being a BESITOS student has allowed me to learn more and define a very important aspect of who I want to become. It has helped me focus on a goal and believe in it 100%."

Project Destiny High School Equivalency Program

Collaboration with local, state and national agencies and organizations to improve education and related services for migrant children and their families through the development and study of programs and training addressed at specific needs.