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Claudia SanchezClaudia Sanchez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Teacher Education
Program Area:
Bilingual and ESL Education 

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Texas A&M University – College Station
Educational Psychology (area of emphasis: Bilingual & ESL Education)

M.S., Texas A&M University – College Station
Curriculum and Instruction (area of emphasis: Bilingual & ESL Education)

B.S., Escuela Normal Superior de Coahuila , Mexico
Foreign language teaching (areas of emphasis: English & French)


Dr. Claudia Sanchez joined Texas Woman’s University in 2003. Prior to this, she pursued graduate studies while serving as instructor of graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of bilingual education and English as a Second Language (ESL) at Texas A&M – College Station. Earlier in her career, she taught university-level courses in Spanish, English, and French in Mexico and also served as coordinator of K-12 bilingual programs.

Dr. Sanchez’s research interests include parental involvement in K-12 education, bilingual/ESL teacher preparation and professional development, grant writing, and ESL teaching methodologies. As a grant writer, Dr. Sanchez has secured federal funding for TWU in the amount of over $4 million dollars since 2004. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, these projects are partnerships with urban school districts in Texas and focus on teacher preparation in the areas of bilingual/ESL education, mathematics, and special education as well professional development for bilingual/ESL in-service teachers.

Dr. Sanchez is a member of the editorial board of the TESOL Journal and a council member of the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA). She is also a frequent presenter at the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) association, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

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