Elva Duran

Contact Information and Office Hours

Elva Duran Contact Information Office Hours
Eureka Hall 420A
(916) 278-5924
Spring 2016
Monday: 3:30 - 3:50 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 - 3:50 pm
Thursday: 3:00 - 3:50 pm

Joined Faculty: July 1990

Quote of Personal Interest

The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep.

Areas of Research/Scholarly Activity

My areas of interest are reading disability, bilingual special education and students who have a hard time learning to read, write, spell, listen, and those who have difficulty with comprehension. Also, my areas of interest are in direct instruction which is a systematic and explicit way to teach students who are having difficulty learning to read, write, spell and do math calculations that require reading. I have written and researched each of these areas and most especially the area of reading disabilities.

Courses Taught

EDS 121 Multicultural Children's Literature
EDS 220 - Language and Literacy I
EDS 221 - Language and Literacy II
EDS 237 A/B - Transition Strategies for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Educational Degrees

  • B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Texas El Paso
  • M.Ed. Reading, University of Texas El Paso
  • Reading Specialist Certificate, University of Texas El Paso
  • Ph.D. in special education, University of Oregon

(area of specialization reading disabilities and learning disabilities)
Post doctoral work in moderate/severe/autism, vocational training

Professional Awards or Commendations

  • Golden Nugget Award for Outstanding Alumnus, College of Education, University of Texas El Paso
  • Reach Award, Special Education, El Paso Community-YMCA
  • Autism Award, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Outstanding Alumnus, University of Oregon
  • Outstanding Teacher, Sacramento State University

Select Publications

  • Teaching English Learners in Inclusive Classrooms, 2nd Edition, (2006): Charles Thomas Publishers.

  • ACCESS Curriculum (Sheltered Instruction for 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th Graders in Math, Science, Social Studies, Newcomer and World History), 2006: Great Source Publishers, a Division of Houghton-Mifflin.

  • Systematic Instruction in Reading for Spanish Speaking Students, (2009): 2nd Edition Charles Thomas Publishers

  • Tesoros de Lectura K-6 basal reading series (2009): MacMillian Mc-Graw-Hill


Last updated: 18 January 2016
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