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Arthi Rao, EdD

Clinical Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction


Building & Room:

1420 ETMSW


1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 355-2473



Arthi 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