Cristina Ríos, Ph.D.

Dr. Ríos teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses dealing with school law, curriculum, diversity, multicultural education, bilingual education, social issues in education and educational policies. As a teacher-educator, Dr. Ríos models effective teaching, using strategies that she expects K - 12 teachers to adopt. Central to her teaching is preparing effective educators to work with children of diverse backgrounds, particularly english learners. She integrates interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives, as well as technology and innovative pedagogic approaches into all of her courses. Dr. Ríos has expertise teaching face-to-face, hybrid and online courses.

Dr. Ríos has taught the following undergraduate and graduate courses at Lamar University:

  • School Law
  • Instructional Design and Assessment of Academic Achievement 
  • Diversity of Learners
  • Research Methods
  • Secondary Curriculum Methodology
  • Public School Curriculum
  • Content Area Reading
  • Independent Study in Education
  • Special Topics

Dr. Ríos previously taught the following undergraduate and graduate courses at other institutions:

  • Multicultural Education
  • Research Projects in Secondary Education
  • Research Projects in Elementary Education
  • Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Methods and Materials for TESOL Teacher Trainers
  • Methods of Teaching Foreign Language
  • Laboratory Field Experience
  • Advanced Study in Foreign Language Teaching
  • Education in the American Culture
  • Education and Social Issues
  • Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
  • School-Community Relations
  • Foreign Study in Spanish
  • Individual Readings in Hispanic Studies
  • College Colloquium on Global Issues
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Second Language Literacy   

Outside the academic environment, Dr. Ríos has taught the following courses: 

  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Languages: Cobol, Fortran, NEAT/3 and others