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Dr. Elda E. Martinez

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Dr. Elda MartinezDr. Elda Martinez serves the Dreeben School of Education as Director of Teacher Education. Prior to university teaching, Dr. Martinez taught general and special education in San Antonio ISD for ten years. 

In addition to teaching and scholarship, she is committed to serving the profession and the San Antonio community. Dr. Martinez serves on the Winston School San Antonio’s Medical Scientific Advisory Committee. MSAC promotes outreach and education to teachers, parents, and community members. She is also a board member for Baller Camps, a non-profit organization promoting character development and academic achievement through athletics for students identified as at-risk in the San Antonio community.

Awards and Accomplishments

Dr. Martinez is the 2017-2021 General Robert F. McDermott Chair in leadership. She was the 2015-2016 UIW Moody Professor and held the Sister Theophane Power Endowed Chair in Education from 2011-2014. She has been nominated for the UIW Presidential Teaching Award and received the Trinity Award for Excellence in Special Education.

Research Interests

Teacher preparation, teacher development, special education, assessment, digital literacy, and instructional technology

Personal Interests

Her son, travel, study abroad with students, and instructional technology

Quote

"I am still learning."

-Michelangelo

Contact Information

Dr. Elda E. Martinez

Professor

210-832-3297
eemartin@uiwtx.edu

Courses Taught

  • Assessment in the Classroom

  • Survey of Exceptionalities

  • Survey of Students in Diverse & Inclusive Settings
  • Teaching Students with Learning Differences

Education

Ed.D., Organizational Leadership

Specialization:  
Educational Administration

Teachers College

Columbia University

New York, New York

 

M.A.T.

Specializations:  

Elementary Education & Special Education

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

 

B.A., Humanities

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

Certifications           

Elementary Self-Contained 1-8

Special Education PK-12

Elementary English 1-6

Elementary History 1-6