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Who are
Educators for a Multilingual Multicultural America?

Transforming Educators to Pursue Linguistic Freedom

EMMA is a “consortium” of committed educators representing the classroom (practitioners) to the halls of academia (professors, researchers, etc).  Committed to the strengthening and expansion of quality dual language educator preparation, EMMA serves as a Specialized Professional Association-SPA for the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation-CAEP, and is a special project for Dual Language Education of New Mexico-DLeNM.



EMMA Consortium Members


NAELPA's organizational mission is to serve its members and other stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels through professional learning, communications, and advocacy for multilingual learners (MLs)/English learners (ELs) and their families and communities. Through their vision they serve as an expert voice on behalf of state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) as they work for the success of MLs across the United States. NAELPA’s motto is “NAELPA is small enough to hear individual voices, yet powerful enough to be heard as a whole.”


A key aspect of NAELPA’s advocacy purposes is to collaborate at the national level with individuals and organizations in support of MLs on joint presentations and communications to disseminate and provide the NAELPA’s perspective, support, and position regarding federal and state policies related to the education of MLs partners. In this way EMMA’s partnership with NAELPA is vital to leverage our conjoined missions. Our collaboration and partnership work aims to assist professional organizations as we cultivate and guide dual language teachers via the NDLETPS, facilitate program support, and shape policy trends nation-wide.

Multi-state Association for Bilingual Education-MABE

Association for Two-Way Dual Language Education-ATDLE

For more info on joining EMMA, learning more about NDLETPS or becoming a reviewer for - please contact

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