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Alma D. Rodriguez, Ed. D.

Alma D. Rodriguez, Ed. D. 

Alma D. Rodriguez, Ed. D.
Associate Professor
Department of Language, Literacy
and Intercultural Studies


Dr. Alma Dolores Rodríguez received her doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston . She also holds a master’s degree in English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish and Bilingual Education from The University of Texas at Brownsville, where she also obtained an English/Spanish and Spanish/English Interpreter Certificate. Dr. Rodríguez holds educator certifications in the state of Texas in the areas of bilingual education, ESL, Spanish, and principal. Prior to her work in higher education, Dr. Rodriguez worked as an elementary school bilingual and ESL teacher and as an assistant principal and dean of instruction at the secondary level.


Alma D. Rodriguez, Ed. D.

Teaching Interest:

Dr. Rodríguez teaches in the bilingual and ESL teacher preparation program, the Master’s in Bilingual Education program, as well as in the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Her teaching interests are in the area of bilingual and ESL curriculum. She specializes in teaching bilingual and ESL methods courses, foundations of bilingual education and ESL courses, and curriculum development courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Courses TAUGHT:

BILC 6324 Second Language Acquisition and Implications for Teaching​
EDFR 2301 The Intercultural Contexts of Schooling​
BILC 6366 Academic Spanish Across Areas
BILC 6363 Literatura Infantil
BILC 6362 English as a Second Language Techniques in​ the Content Areas
BILC 8342 Content Area Bilingual Programs
EDSL 4307 Foundations of Bilingual/English as a Second Language
EDSL 6323 Approaches in English as a Second Language
EDSL 6324 Language Acquisition
EDSL 6327 English as a Second Language Techniques
EDSL 6329​ Foundations of English as a Second Language and Professionalism
EDCI 8390 Dissertation​
​EDCI 8391 Dissertation​

Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

Dr. Alma D. Rodríguez is an Associate Professor and the Interim Department Chair of the department of Language, Literacy, and Intercultural Studies. She teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in the area of bilingual and ESL curriculum. She also supports master’s and doctoral students by chairing and serving on master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation committees. In addition, Dr. Rodríguez serves as the co-chair of the assessment committee at the college level taking on a leading role in her department coordinating the assessment efforts both for CAEP accreditation and SACS. She currently serves as the immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE). Dr. Rodríguez’s research focuses on the preparation of bilingual and ESL teachers. She has published book chapters and articles on bilingual and ESL teacher education.

Office Hours
Spring 2015

Monday – 9:45-10:45
Tuesday – 9:45 – 10:45
and 1:30 to 2:30
Wednesday – By appointment
Thursday – 9:45 – 10:45
and 1:30 to 2:30
Friday – by appointment

Office: Main 2.306D
Voice: 956-882-7657
Fax: 956-882-8929

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