Dr. Dolores Beltran is an Adjunct Assistant for the Rossier School of Education’s Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT). Over the 28-year span of her career as a bilingual elementary school teacher, Dr. Beltran has been recognized as a specialist in primary and second language literacy development, with particular expertise in English Language Development instruction. She has collaborated with teachers on a number of curriculum development projects while working in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. In addition, she has served as a Consulting Author for Houghton Mifflin Invitaciones and a principal Author for Houghton Mifflin Lectura. Her extensive experience as a curriculum consultant and professional developer led Dolores to doctoral studies at the University of Southern California in language, learning, and literacy, where she received her PhD in 2004. In September of 2003, she joined the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles as an Assistant Professor where she taught courses related to English Language Development Standards (ELD) and writing.
Dr. Beltran currently resides in New Mexico where she continues to teach online and provide professional development. Her current research focuses on English language development practices integrated within content instruction as represented in her 2012 co-authored publication, Science for English Language Learners: Developing Academic Language Through Inquiry-Based Instruction.