Vision and Mission



The Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), including the Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a comprehensive system of support, viewed as a critical partner by Local Education Agencies, schools, teachers, families and the community. Because of our commitment to supporting programmatic excellence, Arizona’s English learner and Migrant students are prepared for high academic achievement and college and career success.


The Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), as a critical partner invested in the success of English learners and migrant students, uses expertise and the cumulative experience of the practitioners in Arizona to guide LEAs, teachers, and families in compliant and effective ways to support student high achievement.

Office of English Language Acquisition Services


Latest OELAS News

Published: September 28th, 2017

English Language Proficiency Standards Public Review

The Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) will review the English Language Proficiency Standards Review (ELPS) and update them to align to the English Language Arts Standards. Community input on the current ELP Standards is appreciated and will be considered during the review process. The Arizona Department of Education is fully committed to continuous [Read more…]


Upcoming Events

Published: August 15th, 2018

2018 OELAS Conference

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Published: June 19th, 2018

Fall SEI Course Offering

The next session of the OELAS Structured English Immersion (SEI) online course will start August 21, 2018. Registration is now open. To register for the course, please go to and search for “SEI Completion Course”. For more information, please visit the SEI Endorsement site, the OELAS SEI Course site, or contact OELAS.

Published: June 19th, 2018

Upcoming EL Coordinator Boot Camp

The next EL Coordinator Boot Camp is scheduled for Monday, July 30, 2018. This is Part One of a two-part orientation for new EL Coordinators and Administrators who implement EL programs. This training will provide attendees with the information necessary to build a compliant and effective EL program. Part One will focus on information new [Read more…]