Dr. David Leo


Department of Teacher Education

Faculty Center 235

(361) 825-2346


David G. Leo earned the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Spanish from Pan American University-Edinburg. He earned the Ed.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Bilingual Education from the University of Houston. For the past thirty-two years he has been teaching preservice and inservice teachers in the College's Bilingual-Bicultural Education Program. He was chair of the Department of Special Services from 1996 to 2009.

His recent scholarly contributions follow. He co-published An option for accessibility for English language learners: Newcomer programs in 2015 CEDER yearbook: Education issues and answers, and he co-published Educating English learners: A matter of facts and of the heart in Texas Study of Secondary Education. He presented Knowledge and strategies for future bilingual teachers at Association for Migrant Educators of Texas 2015 Annual State Conference and Los Únicos: A work of excellence at La Música del Sur de Tejas/The Music of South Texas Symposium IV. Moreover, he presented CALPizing preservice and inservice educators in bilingual education at 42nd Annual Texas Association for Bilingual Education Conference.

He teaches the following courses: BIEM 4344 Educational Psychology and the Bilingual Child, BIEM 4345 Language Acquisition and Development, BIEM 4349 Linguistics for Bilingual Teachers, BIEM 4360 Introduction to Bilingualism, and BIEM 5345 Developmental Linguistics. Additionally, he supervises preservice educators.

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