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San Diego State University

SDSU Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education (formerly Policy Studies in Language & Cross-Cultural Education)

Griselda Palma

Griselda Palma

Bilingual Credential Program Supervisor 

Educational activist for progressive policies in Biliteracy/Dual language education for English Learners




Currently Doctoral Candidate in Joint Ph.D. Program of SDSU/CGU

Areas of study: Politics of language in education; issues of equity & accesss in education from a civil rights and critical race theory lens.

Research emphasis: Issues of Latino parental access to Biliteracy Programs at Latino Majority Schools.

  • Master of Arts in Education: San Diego State University, May 2008 
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Multiple Subject Teacher Credential: SDSU, July 1993 
  • Bachelor of Science in Zoology: San Diego State University, Dec. 1980

Areas of interest

Biliteracy/Dual Language education for English learners and heritage language students; the advancement of bilingualism/biculturalism and multilingualism/multiculturalism in education; civil rights issues in education of ethno-linguistically diverse students and their parents; sociolinguistic issues of language status and ethnic identity; progressive educational policy; critical theater for parent empowerment.

Teaching Experience 

Taught Biliteracy education in primary grades in San Diego Unified School District for over 21 years.