English Language and Multilingual Learning

Minnesota Bilingual and Multilingual Seals and World Language Proficiency Certificates
Minnesota districts and charter schools may award Minnesota bilingual and multilingual seals and world language proficiency certificates to graduating high school students who, in grades 10, 11, or 12 demonstrated the required levels of language proficiency on languages other than English, including American Sign Language (ASL) and American Indian (indigenous) languages. Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU) will award college credit to enrolling students with bilingual and multilingual seals and world language proficiency certificates. Students must request college credit within three academic years of graduation from high school and upon enrollment in a Minnesota State college or university.

Support for English Learners

Families of language learners have the right to know and understand how their child is progressing in his or her English language development. The webinars below provide information about key topics including what it means to be an English Learner, English language development standards and assessments, and how to interpret student language proficiency scores.

Part I: My child is an English Learner. What does that mean? English Webinar Spanish Webinar
Part II: My child is an English language learner. How is my child's language development supported at school? English Webinar Spanish Webinar
Part III: My child is an English language learner. How do I know if my child is making progress? English Webinar Spanish Webinar

If you have further questions please contact us at  651-582-8579 or mde.el@state.mn.us.