Associate Professor, ESOL and Bilingual, , Education & Leadership
Why I chose WOUWOU has a great environment that recognizes excellent teaching and encourages scholarly pursuits.
At WOU since09/16/2016
HobbiesTraveling to foreign locales and learning about cultural differences and similarities, reading, genealogy, hiking, and gardening.
Fun factSaw one of Sinatra's last concerts and witnessed him pass out during the performance.
Favorite book/movieBefore Sunrise/East of Eden/Good Will Hunting/Network
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Course scheduleSpring 2022
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Areas of responsibility
Dr. Joshua Schulze helps prepare effective teachers of cultrually and linguistically diverse students in K-12 contexts through teaching, research, and service. He is the coordinator of the MSED program and a seminar leader for MAT.
In addition to teaching courses in educational linguistics and language acquisition, Dr. Schulze is the COE contract person for international teaching. If you have an interest in pursuing a career in international education, contact Dr. Schulze.
What you will do and learn in my courses
In Dr. Schulze's classes students develop a deeper understanding of language and the language learning/acquisiton process. By developing their knowlege of language, future teachers will take a language lens to their work with emergent bilinguals. This language lens will inform your instructional design and pedagogy in ways that will enhance the learning of your emergent bilingual/English learner students.
Ed.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst Concentration: Language, Literacy, & Culture
MAT- University of Southern Mississippi Major: Teaching Language-TESOL
BA- University of Richmond Major: English Minor: Education
Second Language Writing
New Teacher Preparation (MAT)
Dr. Schulze’s scholarship explores ways to support the academic literacy development of emergent bilinguals in K-12 instructional settings. In particular, he examines ways systemic functional linguistics can inform our understandings of how discpline specific language works and how that knowledge can strengthen academic writing instruction to emergent bilngual learners in school settings.
Grants and funding
2021. Faculty Development: Research Grant-Mexico
2020. Faculty Development Award Innovative Teaching
2019 $2000 Western Oregon University Provost PD Award International Travel
2018 $1200 Western Oregon University Provost PD Award
2017 $1200 Western Oregon University Provost PD Award
2016 $1250 Western Oregon University Provost PD Award
Dr. Schulze brings extensive experience in teaching emergent bilingual students in a variety of instructional contexts in both the US and abroad. In addition to his work as a classroom teacher in elementary settings in Boston and Kissimmee, Florida, he has also taught EFL in Warsaw, Poland. He recently has taught teacher candiates in Shanghai, China.
ORTESOL BOARD MEMBER, Higher Ed SIG
LINGUISTICS in EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEARNING, RESEARCH, and TEACHING
Awards and honors
NATIONAL BOARD TEACHER CERTIFICATION-MIDDLE CHILDHOOD LITERACY (2004-2014)
Graduate courses taught
ED 581: Intro to ESOL and Bilingual Education
ED 604: Professional Project Planning
ED 617: Professional Inquiry
ED 633: Educational Research
ED 636: Leadership and Policy in Diverse Society
ED 651: Content Literacy
ED 656: Profesional Seminar MAT
ED 657: Professional Seminar II MAT
ED 658: Professional Seminar III MAT
ED 659 Professional Seminar IV MAT
ED 681: Principles and Practices of ESOL/Biligual Education
ED 683: Fostering Cultural Connections in the ESOL and Bilingual Classroom
ED 684: Language Acquisiton and Educational Linguistics
ED 685: The Word and The World: Supporting Learners through Lang and Literacy
ED 691: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Strategies in ESOL
ED 692: English Language Development for ESOL/Bilingual Settings
Undergraduate courses taught
ED 374: Writing in the Elementary Classroom
ED 481: Into to ESOL and Bilingual Education
ED 484: First and Second Language Acquisition and Educational Linguistics
Currently, I am exploring the academic writing practices of Mandarin speaking students who are learning to write the academic genres of teacher education programs. Specifically, I am analyzing the ways a systemic functional linguistic approach to genre pedagogy supports the appropriation of written academic genres in an Introduction to ESOL/Bilingual Education class in China.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Schulze has presented his research in Cambodia, China, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Rwanda, Singapore and throughout the US at international and regional conferences. He has also studied language and education in Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Venezuela. His research has been published in a number of national and international journals.
Oregon Teachers of English as a Second Language (ORTESOL)-Board Member, Higher Ed SIG
ORATE (Oregon Association of Teacher Educators)
Washington Affiliate of English as a Second Language (WAESOL)
North American Systemic Functional Linguistics Association International Association of Systemic Functional Linguistics
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