Training for All Teachers Program

TAT's EL Curriculum Library has been updated with more than 250 teacher-modified curriculum units across all subjects for English learners in grades K-12. Visit our Curriculum Library for Educators to search our database by grade or subject.

Training for All Teachers LogoThe TAT Program is a training program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to train K-12 educators on the best practices for English learners (ELs). This grant program offers scholarships, three-credit courses, and teacher workshops and maintains a state-wide ELL curriculum library.

Southern Connecticut State University's (SCSU's) Training for All Teachers (TAT) Program embodies the belief that the education of English learners (ELs) is the responsibility of an entire school system.  The TAT Program has been awarded a new federal grant, allowing us to continue our work, beginning in Fall, 2011 through Spring, 2016.  We plan to build on what we have previously developed and to improve and expand on what we have learned from the past two grant projects.  In partnership with the New Haven and Hamden, CT School systems the TAT Program program provides training to a substantial number of in-service, mainstream classroom teachers, on how to best educate the English learning students in their mainstream classrooms.  


Components of the two previous federally funded grants, which will continue in the new grant, include:

New components of the TAT Program, 2011-2016, include:



Lorrie S. Verplaetse, Ph.D.
TAT Project Director

Marisa Ferraro
TAT Program Manager

Sophia Diamantis
TAT Associate Program Manager


TAT Program
Southern Connecticut State University
Engleman Hall, D-168
501 Crescent St.
New Haven, CT 06515