Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education


Date of this Version



Published in Journal of Research on Leadership Education 2022

DOI: 10.1177/19427751221078039


© 2022 The University Council for Educational Administration; published by SAGE Publications. Used by permission.


The demographic composition of the United States (US) has transformed since the early 1990s with immigrant arrivals from Mexico and Central America. Education leaders frequently exit preparation programs without content focused on opportunities around working successfully with multilingual students. This qualitative case study explores the implementation of online learning modules focused on engaging multilingual students and their families that were embedded into advanced leadership preparation coursework. Utilizing data (e.g., classwork, fieldnotes, semi-structured interviews) collected from 10 participants, findings include recommendations for stronger preparation on multilingual learners and flexible learning experiences that encourage the application of knowledge in professional practice.