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Arthi B Rao, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Curriculum & Instruction

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

1420 ETMSW


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

Office Phone:

(312) 355-2473



Arthi Rao's current teaching and scholarship focus on effective pedagogy and teacher preparation in the urban elementary classroom. She supports her teacher candidates in bridging the theory-practice gap through purposeful coursework and fieldwork that emphasize the importance of culturally sustaining 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 emergent bilingual students' academic performance and perceptions of schooling, pre-service teacher education, and induction support in the beginning years of urban teaching.


PhD DePaul University, 2011
MSEd University of Pennsylvania, 2002
BA University of Michigan, 2000

Licensures and Certifications

Illinois Professional Educator License Grades K-9