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Elba  Maldonado-Colon

Maldonado-Colon, Elba

Dept Chair,  Elementary Education

Additional Contact Information

Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-3786

Office Hours
To be posted at beginning of Fall semester: August 20th

Areas of Expertise: Education, Ethnic Issues

Willing to be a media source Media Source   Willing to be a speaker Speaker   Willing to be a collaborative researcher Collaborative Researcher


  • Doctor of Education. Univ Of Massachusetts At Amher, 1984
  • Master of Arts, Education
    Univ. of Mass, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts
    Univ. of Puerto Rico, RP, 1967

Licenses & Certificates

  • Teaching Certificate
    Dept. of Education, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts, United States, 1972
  • Teaching Certificate
    Department of Education, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States, 1979

Expertise Summary

Pedagogies for language and literacy acquisition and development, Bilingual Education: issues and instruction, Cross-cultural Education, Special Education: Issues and instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse students, and pedagogies that support knowledge and skills required by the Common Core for English Language Arts. Knowledge and skills in managing, supporting, and leading a department from the Chair's perspective. Also, navigating accreditation challenges: Preparing faculty, staff, students, and the community for visits and reviews.