Reynaldo  Baca

Reynaldo Baca

Professor of Clinical Education

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Contact info

rbaca@usc.eduPhone: 213-740-2361


Teacher Education


political sociology of education; educational program evaluation and reform; Mexican immigration, migration and education; new teacher induction; urban education bilingual and multicultural education

Reynaldo Baca


Dr. Reynaldo Baca is Co-Director of the Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research . In this capacity, he oversees the direction of the USC Latino and Language Minority Teacher Project designed for paraeducators becoming bilingual teachers, the Bank America-funded Language Minority Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program for new teachers, and the CMMR Doctoral Fellowship Program in Language Minority Teacher Education. He is President of the Sociology of Education Association, on the editorial board of Teacher Education Quarterly, and has served as a consultant on language minority teacher education to the U.S. Department of Education, on program evaluation and school reform to several school districts across the nation, and serves on the governing board of two Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Programs in Southern California. He specializes in the sociology of education, minority education, immigrant and migrant education, language minorities, and urban education. He has conducted research on the development of gap-reduction evaluation models for language minority program, binational migrant and immigrant settlement patterns, citizenship and residency rights for newcomers, academic variability among immigrant and migrant students of Mexican heritage, and evaluations on educational program interventions.

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