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Jose Villavicencio

Part-Time Instructor

Jose Villavicencio


Dr. Jose Villavicencio
Position: Part-Time Instructor
Office: Unknown


Ed. D. University of Southern California
Curriculum and Instruction - Second Language Teaching, Personnel Administration

B.A. San Francisco State University
Major in Spanish, Minor in French, Italian
Standard Secondary Credentials in Spanish, French and Italian

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Dr. José A. Villavicencio is currently Coordinator of the Foreign Language Education Program at the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at Columbus State University. He received the B.A. degree from San Francisco State University where he majored in Spanish and minored in French and where he received the Standard Secondary Credentials to teach Spanish and French. Later he added Italian. Dr. Villavicencio has taught in junior high and high school; Spanish AP language and AP literature in high school and beginning Spanish at the University level. He received the Ed. D. in Curriculum and Instruction and Personnel Administration from the University to Southern California. His professional work has included working with the Bay Area Foreign Language Program (BAFLP) centered at Stanford University where he taught current methods of second language instruction to other colleagues, as well as, presentation skills, curriculum development, student assessment, course and program evaluation, and leadership skills. He has presented both regionally and nationally and has written articles on language acquisition and teaching. He presently teaches courses on Diversity and Multicultural Education. He also participated and contributed in the development and reading of the Praxis II and the GACE II exams. He has served as reader consultant for the AP Spanish Literature exam. Dr. Villavicencio has also received several awards for his teaching ("Who is who" among American Teachers (1992, 1994, 1998)) and contributions to the profession (College of Education Service Award (2007), LaBoskey Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education from Stanford University (1998).
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