Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Bilingual Education – December 2000 Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
M.Ed. in Secondary Education and English as a Second Language - December 1990 Stephen F. Austin State University (Secondary Education), Nacogdoches, Texas
B.A. in Hispanic Studies and Linguistics - August 1986 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Awarded the degree and a secondary Spanish teaching certificate in 1986.
About Dr. Martinez
Dr. Martinez was born in San Juan Puerto Rico in 1964 and lived in New York City from 1966 to 1971. He returned to Puerto Rico and graduated from high school in 1982. He is the Dean of the School of Education at Texas Wesleyan University. He has spent most of his academic career training urban teachers for classrooms comprised of English Language Learning students. His research interest and publications have been focused on language assessment, language acquisition, and attitudes and perceptions regarding special language programs and bilingual education. Dr. Martinez study abroad experience began in 1993 when he took a group of 21 students to Costa Rica. Since then, he has lead study abroad projects to Honduras, Mexico, Brazil, Croatia, India, and Nepal.
Courses taught at Texas Wesleyan
EDU 3310 Multicultural Education
EDU 3316 Linguistics in Education
EDU 3324 Language Acquisition & Development
EDU 3363 Foundations of Bilingual Education
EDU 4317 ESL Methodology
EDU 4329 Content Methodology in Bilingual Classrooms
EDU 4362 Reading and Language Arts in Bilingual Classrooms
RDG 4323 ESL Literacy
EDU 6301 Introduction to Graduate Studies and Research
EDU 6307 Emerging Issues in Education
EDU 6356 Applied Linguistics
EDU 6357 Cross-Cultural Communication
EDU 6306 Diversity Frameworks
Newton, W., Miranda, T., Vowell, J., & Martinez, C. (2015). An Investigation into Instructor Implementation of Alternative Course Offerings in Education Departments in One Private Liberal Arts University," Journal of Learning in Higher Education
Newton, W., Miranda, T., Vowell, J., & Martinez, C. (2014). An investigation into instructor preparation, implementation, and reflective practice during alternative course offerings in education departments at one private liberal arts university. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education and the International Conference of the Academic Business World, USA, 52.
Pope, N., Martinez, C., & Hammonds, L. (2014). Combining a high touch vision with high tech practices in teacher education. Transformations. Persistent link: http://www.academiccommons.org/2014/07/31/combining-a-high-touch-vision-with-high-tech-practices-in-teacher-education/
Miranda, T., Dryden, J., Dryden, L., Martinez, C., & Newton, W. (2013). Instruction through the lens of socio-economic status: Reflections for teacher educators. Journal of Academic Perspectives, 3.
Miranda, T., Dryden, J., Dryden, L., Martinez, C., & Myers, S. (2011). Social processes observed during preparation for state-mandated tests: Implications for teacher education programs. Critical Issues in Teacher Education, 18, p. 56-66.
Martinez, C. (1997). The future of the race (book review). Wesleyan Graduate Review 1(2)
Fall 2006 - A Study of the Scoring Accuracy of the IDEA Test. Second Language Acquisition and Diversity Symposium. UNT Dallas Campus