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Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy

238 Bluemont Hall
785-532-2125

Dr. Socorro Herrera
Executive Director

Dr. Kevin Murry
Director of Research

College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy

Our Mission:
"To foster knowledge through teaching and learning, ethics through action and reflection, and advocacy through compassion and commitment."

The Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy is an integral part of the College of Education at the Kansas State University. Through an extensive array of research, professional development, coursework, and international partnerships, CIMA strongly promotes culturally sustaining educational practices with an emphasis on culturally and linguistic pluralism. CIMA is deeply committed to facilitating equitable instructional and developmental opportunities for our diverse student body. The Center has several programs around the state of Kansas in the areas of Migrant Education, teacher professional development, and ESL endorsement.

Our center offers a broad array of ESL undergraduate and graduate programs of study. We strive to provide academic programs that incorporate the most up-to-date technology while simultaneously providing our graduates – at all levels – with rigorous and relevant coursework to meet the demands of the changing tapestry of our schools and classrooms.

We not only present the research-based and technological concepts in each of our program areas, we also provide experiential learning (i.e., practicums, internships, and study abroad programs) to allow our students to perform effectively throughout their professional careers.



Nationally Recognized

2017 ACHE Outstanding Services to Underserved Populations Award for Integrated Language Skills Program2015 AACTE Best Practice Award

2017 Outstanding Services to
Underserved Populations Award for
Integrated Language Skills Program
from the Association for
Continuing Higher Education

2015 Best Practice Award 
in Support of Global and
International Teacher Education
from the American Association
of Colleges for Teacher Education
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2014 ACHE Outstanding Service to Underserved Populations Award2012 Example of Excelecia in Education Finalist
2014 Outstanding Service to 
Underserved Populations Award
the Association for Continuing
Higher Education
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2012 Example of Excelencia Finalist
for the Bilingual/Bicultural
Education Students Interacting 
to Obtain Success (BESITOS)
Scholarship Program
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Resources Available Today!

To learn more about the power of BDI strategies for your classrooms, see the links below.

Mastering ESL Methods Differentiated LinguisticallyBiography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching book coverCrossing the Vocabulary Bridge book cover
Accelerating Literacy Diverse Learners, second edition book coverTeaching Reading to English Language LearnersAssessment and Accomodations for Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students