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What can becoming an ENL Hernandez Fellow do for you?

  • Learn from exceptional faculty and in a community that is enriched by diversity in experience, ethnicity, and age.
  • Engage in a rich community of educators from across the country, while completing coursework from the comfort of your own classroom and home.
  • Examine cultural influences in the lives of children and create culturally sustaining classrooms and schools.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the process of second language acquisition in order to foster language growth.
  • Employ research-based instructional strategies in order to optimize learning outcomes and ensure mastery of both language and content.
  • Implement literacy practices rooted in culturally relevant materials and literacy development in the content areas.
  • Practice project-based learning through home visits, case studies, language assessments, and professional development delivery.
  • Engage with course assignments that directly apply to daily classroom practice.
  • Acquire graduate level credits at an affordable price from a prestigious university.
  • Earn ENL credits that can lead to ENL/ESL/ESOL/ELL endorsements in most states or help towards initial teachers licenses or continuing education credits.
  • Tailored curriculum to meet the specific needs of teachers in Catholic schools.

How do ENL Hernandez Fellows impact their school communities?

  • Transform school communities by embracing Christ’s call to welcome the stranger.
  • Apply social justice teachings and equity models for English learners.
  • Implement school-wide approaches to meeting the holistic needs of English learners: language, culture, academic, emotional, spiritual, and social.
  • Support for English learners through research-based teaching strategies, ensuring that students master content and language.
  • Conduct regular home visits and strengthen home and school connections.
  • Administer of language assessments.
  • Foster connections with local agencies that can provide services to families.
  • Provide leadership in creating policies, programs, and supports for English learners.
  • Facilitate personalized professional development for the school and/or (arch)diocese.


Your students and your schools need you. Applications are open!


Contact Sarah Butch ( with any questions.