Aida A. Nevárez-La Torre

EdD

Dr. Nevárez-La Torre coordinates the Multilingual Education Programs at Fordham's Graduate School of Education. Specifically, she oversees five degree/certification programs including: TESOL MST and TESOL MSE; Childhood Bilingual MST; TESOL Advanced Certificate; and Bilingual Education Extensions.

Currently, she is the Senior Editor of the Journal of Multilingual Education Research. She has served as a research proposal reviewer in Luxembourg for the University of Luxembourg, and as a Dissertation Reader for the University of Pretoria in South Africa. In addition, she is a reviewer for the National Screening Committee of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Education

EdD, Harvard University
MS, State University of New York at Albany
BA, University of Puerto Rico

Research

Multilingual Education
Multilingual Literacy
Teacher Inquiry

Selected Publications

Scholarly Articles

Nevárez-La Torre, A.A. (2014). Necessary Ideological Shifts in Teaching Language. Cuaderno de Investigación. Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico.

Nevárez-La Torre, A.A. (2012). Transiency in Urban Schools: Challenges and Opportunities in Educating ELLs with a Migrant Background. Education and Urban Society, 4(4), pp. 3-34.

Book Chapters

Nevárez-La Torre, A.A. (2010). Learning on the Move: Migrant Workers in Adult Education. In M. Alfred, Learning for Economic Self-Sufficiency Among Low-Income and Low-Literate Adults. NC: Information Age Publishing.

Nevárez- La Torre, A. A., Sanford-De Shields, J., Soundy, C., Leonard, J., & Woyshner, C. (2007). Faculty Perspectives on Integrating Linguistic Diversity Issues into a Teacher Education Program. In M. Brisk (Ed.) Language, Culture and Community in Teacher Education New Jersey: Lawrence Earlbaum Publishers.

Book

Nevárez- La Torre, A. A., (2010). The Power of Learning From Inquiry: Teacher Research as a Professional Development Tool in Multilingual Schools. North Carolina: Information Age Publishers.

Courses

Courses Currently Teaching (Masters Level)

  • Bilingual Curriculum Materials - Content Area (CTGE5851)
  • ESL/Bilingual Curriculum Development - Reading & Language Arts (CTGE5852)
  • Second Language Acquisition and Assessment (CTGE5842)
  • Teaching English Literacy to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (CTGE5846)

Courses Created (PhD Level)

  • Global Perspectives: Language, Culture, & Equity (CLGE6240)
  • Developed and Directed
  • Multilingualism in Schooling and Learning: Contemporary Perspectives; Summer Institute 2011
  • Multilingual Literacy: Exploring Literacy, Language, and Culture in Multiple Contexts (CLGE7240)

Honors/Awards

Awarded the Gladys Correa Memorial Award in 2014 for scholarly contributions to enhance the research knowledge base in Bilingual Education.

Awarded Research Sabbatical: Multilingual Literacy in Schools - Fall 2014

Under her leadership, the TESOL program at Fordham Graduate School of Education was awarded National Recognition from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs and the TESOL International Professional Organization.