Dr. Elda Martinez

Dr. Elda Martinez

Director of Teacher Education Professor Teacher Education Office Location: GB Suite 124, Room 123 Phone: 210-832-3297

Dr. 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.

Ed.D., Organizational Leadership
Specialization: Educational Administration
Teachers College
Columbia University
New York, New York

Specializations: Elementary Education & Special Education
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas

B.A., Humanities
Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas

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

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.

  • Elementary Self-Contained 1-8
  • Special Education PK-12
  • Elementary English 1-6
  • Elementary History 1-6
  • Assessment in the Classroom
  • Survey of Exceptionalities
  • Survey of Students in Diverse & Inclusive Settings
  • Teaching Students with Learning Differences

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

"I am still learning."