Faculty & Staff

Arthi Rao, EdD

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Rao's current teaching responsibilities focus on issues of multiculturalism and effective pedagogy in the urban elementary classroom.

She also helps her teacher candidates bridge the theory-practice gap in a seminar coupled with field observations during the student-teaching semesters.  Her instruction across classes emphasizes the importance of culturally responsive pedagogy in all aspects of teaching:  community building/learning environment, planning, instruction and assessment.  Dr. Rao's research interests include language program models and their impact on English language learner academic performance and perceptions of schooling, pre-service teacher education and induction support in the beginning years of urban teaching.


EdD DePaul University