The TWIN-CS members are quite familiar with this staffing challenge as the size of their staffs grow as their schools grow. Boston College's Lynch School of Education has addressed this need for more bilingual teachers through its Bilingual Education Certificate. Some states have partnered with school districts and local universities to invest in future teachers.
EdWeek recently featured such a partnership which is taking place in Portland, Oregon. The series includes both a research perspective and a practitioner perspective. While there are certainly differences between the public and parochial contexts, TWIN-CS members will learn from these articles.
-Mary Bridget Burns, Assistant Director for TWIN-CS