Assistant Professor, Education and Bilingual Teacher Education Coordinator
Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Santa Clara University. Dr. Rodriguez-Mojica is the Bilingual Authorization Coordinator at Santa Clara University and is a former dual language classroom teacher. She currently teaches bilingual courses in Spanish (Bilingual Methods, Bilingual Foundations, Latinx Language & Culture and Bilingual Seminar) and Elementary Language Arts courses.
Dr. Rodriguez-Mojica earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies & Teacher Education and M.A. in Linguistics from Stanford University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she participated in the California Mini-Corps program where she served as a teaching-assistant in schools with large numbers of migrant students. Dr. Rodriguez-Mojica earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Development from UC Davis with a minor in Chicana/o Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from CSU Sacramento with a bilingual authorization (formerly known as BCLAD).
Her research focuses on the classroom instruction of bilingual children in public schools and the intersections among language, race, ethnicity, gender and culture as they relate to the teaching and learning of Latinx bilingual learners. She has presented her research at regional and national conferences, including American Educational Research Association (AERA), California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE), La Cosecha and the Literacy Research Association (LRA). Dr. Rodriguez-Mojica’s work has been published in International Multilingual Research Journal, Language and Education, Educational Administration Quarterly, Teacher Education Quarterly and The Urban Review.