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Christopher Chang-Bacon

Assistant Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Chris Chang-Bacon studies equity in multilingual and multicultural contexts. His current research explores language policy implementation, such as dual-language and biliteracy seal programming, as well as the impact of critical literacy and anti-racist pedagogies in teacher education. As a former ESL teacher in Massachusetts, South Korea, and Morocco, Chang-Bacon’s scholarship is informed by the dynamic multilingual, multidialectal, and multimodal language practices young people bring to classrooms.

Chang-Bacon’s research in culturally and linguistically sustaining writing pedagogies has been applied in professional development and youth writing workshops for a variety of grade levels, including the Boston Public Schools Excellence for All initiative. He received the 2019 AERA Language and Social Processes SIG Emerging Scholar Award, and has previously received research awards from the AERA Bilingual Education Research and Paulo Freire SIGs. His current projects are funded by grants from NCTE and the International Research Foundation for English Language Education. You can see Chang-Bacon’s recent publications in the Journal of Teacher Education, Linguistics and Education, and the Journal of Literacy Research.  

EDIS 5428: ESL Methods PreK-12
Credits: 3
This course is designed for current and future teachers seeking to learn how to instruct English learners. Students will explore the WIDA Essential Actions and ELD Standards, learn about various current and historical ESL instructional models, and will consider how the four language skills are taught within classrooms to ELs. Students will also learn about collaborative practice as ESL teachers working with grade-level or content-area teachers.
EDIS 5470: ESL Assessment and Curriculum Design
Credits: 3
The purpose of this course is to prepare teachers to work with students (K-12) for whom English is not their native language. Work will include examining instruments used to assess English proficiency and the interpretation of those assessments. The curriculum design aspect of the course will be based on a differentiation model and will include methods aimed at helping students gain English language skills necessary for success in general content areas. Discussions will include topics such as cultural differences in personal interactions, strategies for working with families, and effective strategies for facilitating the learning of English by speakers of other languages and dialects. Practical experience will be gained through observations and fieldwork in public schools. Projects will be assigned according to the age-level with which the teacher hopes to work.
EDIS 5853: Content Area Seminar: World Languages
Credits: 3
This seminar is designed for further secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the state of Virginia. Designed to accompany the 5863 Clinical Experience, this seminar provides opportunities to discuss, process, and reflect on experiences in the clinical placement.
EDIS 5858: Content Area Seminar in English as a Second Language Education
Credits: 3
This seminar is designed for further secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the state of Virginia. Designed to accompany the 5866 Clinical Experience, this seminar provides opportunities to discuss, process, and reflect on experiences in the clinical placement.
EDIS 5863: Clinical Experience in World Languages
Credits: 6
Designed for future secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the State of VA. A semester long intensive clinical experience designed to develop skills in fostering positive professional relationships with adolescent students, colleagues, & peers; observing & reflecting on instruction; & designing & implementing individual, small group, & whole class instruction.
EDIS 5868: Clinical Experience in English as a Second Language Education
Credits: 1–6
A semester-long clinical experience designed to develop skills in fostering positive professional relationships with adolescent students, colleagues, & peers; observing & reflecting on instruction; & designing & implementing individual, small group, & whole class instruction.
EDIS 5873: Seminar: Teaching Internship - Foreign Language
Credits: 3
Designed to accompany the teaching internship (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for approved licensure programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDIS 5878: Seminar: Teaching Internship - ESL Education
Credits: 3
Designed to accompany the teaching internship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDIS 5883: Teaching Internship: Foreign Language Education
Credits: 6–12
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5888: Teaching Internship: English as a Second Langugage
Credits: 6–12
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.