Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patricia Whang


The focus of this Capstone Project is on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) within the English Language Learner (ELL) community that immigrated from Mexico to the United States (U.S.). This project will address the importance of implementing SEL both at home and in the classroom. The goal of this capstone project is to create a better understanding of how essential social emotional learning is across environments, especially in the home and school environments. This is an important issue because a student's success may be dependent on the stability of their overall wellbeing and ability to cope with a range of feelings that come up throughout their academic journey and life. Evidence supporting this claim was obtained through literature and interviews at a local Elementary school and professionals that will be later explained in the paper. The three primary stakeholders found in this issue were analyzed to be students, teachers and parents. Lastly, three actions were proposed in this Capstone Project to address the need of parents and ways that educators can support parents in creating a social emotional learning environment in the home.