Dr. Rodríguez engages critical race frameworks to explore the pedagogical practices of teachers of color, preservice teachers' analyses on online educational resources, and the teaching of so-called difficult histories through children's literature and primary sources.
children's literature, teachers of color, difficult histories
EDUC 4331 - Elementary Social Studies Methods
Prepares teacher education candidates for teaching social studies in a social justice and equity context. Participants will understand theoretical and developmental processes associated with social studies learning, culturally responsive teaching pedagogy in social studies, methods for teaching social studies in a diverse society, and the integration of classroom instruction with the Colorado Academic Content Standards.
EDUC 8115 - History and Policy Issues in Teaching and Teacher Education
Examine how issues and dilemmas in teacher education are grounded in historical and political contexts. Analyze patterns in preparation of new teachers, in mechanisms used to govern entry into teaching and make determinations of quality of teachers and teaching, and in efforts to professionalize and de-professionalize teachers and teaching. Investigate contemporary teacher education debates to better understand potential research-policy-practice connections.