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Erica Saldívar García

Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and World Language Education

Teaching and Learning

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Dr. Erica Saldívar García is Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual, and World Language Education in the Multilingual Multicultural Studies (MMS) program in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Her areas of research include the bilingualism and biliteracy of multilingual youth, raciolinguistic and literacy ideologies, and language education policy. Her work explores the concept of proficiency as applied to bilingual Latinx students in world and heritage language courses. Dr. Saldívar García's dissertation, Racioliteracies: Race and Subjectivity in the Teaching of Spanish to Bilingual Latinx Students, was awarded the American Education Research Association Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group's 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award (1st Place).  

Dr. Saldívar García has worked with language educators in various leadership roles to develop world language and bilingual programming for multilingual students in New Jersey. She currently leads the project Centering Bilingual Student Needs through Heritage Teacher Inquiries and serves as the Director of Adult Education Partnerships.

Programs

World Language Education

Prepare for a career as a teacher of Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to learners in diverse national and international settings.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Prepare for a career as a teacher or researcher in English as a New Language (ENL), working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.

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Bilingual Education

Prepare to work with students from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds through a career as a K–12 bilingual education teacher or researcher.

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