Located on the NMSU Campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico, CeBIEL was founded as a grant program under the Educational Management and Development Department of the College of Education. For the past five years, CeBIEL has collaborated with the State Public Education Department, as well as local school districts, in it’s efforts to support educational leadership.
CeBIEL supports local school districts located along the US-Mexico border as well as throughout the entire state of New Mexico in addressing the achievement gap of PK-12 students by providing professional development in the areas of instructional leadership; focusing on issues of poverty, culture, and linguistic diversity. Administrators and leaders will be prepared to work with all populations of students falling through the achievement gap, especially English Language Learners and American Indian Students.
School districts along the border region, and in rural areas have unique instructional and program needs that involve issues of immigration, poverty, isolation, and cultural and linguistic diversity. American Indian students need a “network of support” that includes community, tribe, school district, and family.