Sonoma State University has been awarded a national grant dedicated to support professional development activities for elementary and secondary teachers and other educators working with English language learners.

Eleven California universities won a total of $3.8 million in 2012 National Professional Development grants from the U.S. Department of Education. Sonoma State University was awarded a grant of $194,250. A total of 73 grant winners across the country will receive $24.4 mllion, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

California universities that were awarded grants:

2012 National Professional Development California Grantees

  1. Chico—California State University, Chico, $384,401.
  2. Hayward—California State University, East Bay, $375,208.
  3. Irvine—University of California, $400,000.
  4. La Jolla—National University, $382,041.
  5. Los Angeles—Loyola Marymount University, $365,296.
  6. Rohnert Park—Sonoma State University, $194,250.
  7. San Diego—San Diego State University, $190,432.
  8. San Diego—San Diego State University, $400,000.
  9. San Jose—San Jose State University, $400,000
  10. San Marcos—California State University, $337,652
  11. Stanford—Leland Stanford Junior University, $374,338.