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Biography: 

M. Beatriz Arias, Ph.D.

Dr. M. Beatriz Arias is an Associate Professor in the Division of Curriculum and Instruction in the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education at Arizona State University. Dr. Arias has been a Court-appointed expert in many school desegregation cases across the nation, including Los Angeles, CA, Denver CO and Chicago IL. She was a federally appointed Court Monitor in San Jose CA from 1987 through the termination of the desegregation decree in 2003. She also served as a member of a court appointed panels in Los Angeles and in Denver.

Professor Arias is currently conducting research on teachers perception of their preparation to work with English Language Learners. She was recently  invited (May 2008) to present this research conducted with her students Nancy Murri, Alexandria Estrella and Amy Marcos to the  Language Minority Research Institute. (insert PowerPoint)  Professor Arias teaches courses preparing teachers to work with English Language Learners, and conducts research on access to English in hyper-segregated schools. In 2007 she was awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant from the Department of Education to prepare secondary teachers to work with ELL students. (insert ACCESS description)

Dr. Arias provides professional development for educators which focuses on English Language Learners, their communities and cultural contexts. Recently she published a monograph on successful parental involvement approaches. M. Promoting ELL Parental Involvement: Challenges in Contested Times. Education and the Public Interest Center, Boulder, CO. January 2008 (available on the web)

 She has two books  in publication, the first is:  A Fractured  Language Policy: Structured Immersion Implementation In Arizona , co-edited with Professor Chris Faltis. The second book is: Coming to Voice: Preparing Teachers for ELLS  forthcoming  from Roman Littlefield press in 2008.

Dr. Arias is currently writing on the implementation of Structured English Immersion (SEI) in Arizona and secondary teacher preparation for ELL students.

Educational Implications of Linguistic Isolation and Segregation PowerPoint

Research Interests: 

Dr. Arias scholarly interests focus on educational policy and programs for English Language Learners (ELLs). Specifically, Dr. Arias is exploring the educational consequences of the linguistic and socio-economic isolation experienced by English Language Learners. She explores this concept in a recent issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy , (Linguistic Segregation and Access to English for Latino Students. Journal of Educational Controversy Vol. 2 University of Washington, 2007). 

Dr. Arias also is interested in analyzing the remedies designed as part of school desegregation cases in the Southwest. This is presented in a recent issue of Teachers College Record: (The Impact of Brown on Latinos: A Study of Policy Transformation Teachers College Record Vol. 107 No. 9 2005)

SEI Teacher Prep View from AZ PowerPoint

Publications: 
  • Lillie, K., Markos, A., Arias, M.B., Wiley, T.G. Separate and Not Equal: The Implementation of Structured English Immersion In Arizona's Classrooms. Teachers College Record (2012).
  • Arias, M. B. and Faltis, C.J. (Eds). Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: An Examination of Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI. (2012).
  • Faltis, Christian, Arias, M. Beatriz, Ramirez-Marin, Frank. Identifying Relevant Competencies for Secondary Teachers of English Language Learners. Bilingual Research Journal (2010).
  • Garcia, E; Arias, M.Beatriz, Murri N. & Serna, C. Develpping Responsive Teachers: A Challenge for a Demographic Reality. Journal of Teacher Education (2010).
  • Karen E. Lillie, Amy Markos, Alexandria Estrella, Tracy Nguyen, Karisa Peer, Karla Perez, Anthony Trifiro, M. Beatriz Arias, & Terrence G. Wiley. Policy in Practice: The Implementation of Structured English Immersion in Arizona. UCLA Civil Rights Project (2010).
  • deJong, Ester and Arias, M. Beatriz. Undermining Teacher Competencies: Another Look at the Impact of Restrictive Language Policies. Forbidden Language: English Language Learners and Restrictive Language Policies (2010).
Research Activity: 
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TELAC: Teaching English Learners Academic Content. ED(5/1/2012 - 4/30/2017).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*, Arias,M Beatriz*, Faltis,Christian Jan. The ACCESS Program (Academic Content Combined with English for Secondary Schoolteachers). ED(7/2/2007 - 7/2/2013).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. Consultant Services for Evaluation of Language Acquisition Services Provided to English Language Learners: Cartwright School District. CARTWRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL D(2/1/2005 - 10/31/2005).
  • Vallejo,Carlos J*, Arias,M Beatriz. THE TITLE VII BILINGUAL EDUCATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: YEAR FOUR. ED(8/16/2001 - 8/15/2002).
  • Vallejo,Carlos J*, Arias,M Beatriz. THE TITLE VII BILINGUAL EDUCATIONS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. ED(8/16/1998 - 8/15/2001).
  • Vallejo,Carlos J*, Arias,M Beatriz. THE TITLE VII BILINGUAL EDUCATION GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. ED(8/16/1998 - 8/15/2001).
  • Vallejo,Carlos J*, Arias,M Beatriz. BILINGUAL EDUCATION - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. ED(8/16/1998 - 8/15/2001).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. BILINGUAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. ED(9/1/1995 - 8/31/1996).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TRAINING TEACHERS FOR ENGLISH ACQUISITION THROUGH MATH AND SCIENCE(T- TEAMS). ED(8/1/1995 - 1/31/1997).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. BILINGUAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. ED-ESE(9/1/1994 - 8/31/1995).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. CREIGHTON T7 EVALUATION CONTINUING. CREIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT(9/1/1994 - 2/15/1995).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. T-TEAMS TRAINING FOR TEACHERS IN ENGLISH ACQUISITION, SCI,MA. ED(8/1/1994 - 7/31/1996).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. BILINGUAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. ED(9/1/1993 - 8/31/1994).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TRAINING TEACHERS FOR ENGLISH ACQUISITION THROUGH MATH & SCI. ED(8/1/1993 - 7/31/1994).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. EXTERNAL EVALUATOR FOR TITLE Vll. CREIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT(5/1/1993 - 9/30/1993).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TITLE VII EVALUATION 93-LITTLETON. LITTLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT(1/1/1993 - 8/31/1993).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. ROOSEVELT TITLE VII. ROOSEVELT SCHOOL DISTRICT(12/1/1992 - 9/30/1993).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. BILINGUAL ED FELLOWSHIP PROG FOR DOCTORAL LEVEL CANDIDATES. ED(9/1/1992 - 8/31/1993).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TITLE VII EVALUATION-LITTLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT. LITTLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT(2/1/1992 - 8/16/1992).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT- HIGH SCHOOL REGION. TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT(2/1/1992 - 9/30/1992).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. BILINGUAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. ED(9/1/1991 - 8/31/1992).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TUCSON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT(7/15/1991 - 5/31/1992).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. BILINGUAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. ED(9/1/1990 - 8/31/1991).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. SECONDARY TEACHER TRAINING - LEP STUDENTS. ED(7/1/1990 - 12/31/1991).
  • Arias,M Beatriz*. TITLE VII EVALUATION - LITTLETON. LITTLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT(2/1/1990 - 5/31/1992).
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
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EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 784Internship
EPA 792Research
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Presentations: 
  • M. Beatriz Arias. On the Efficacy of Structured English Immersion. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2010).
  • English Learners and the Equal Educational Opportunity Act *Maree Sneed (Hartson and Lovells) On the Efficacy of Structured English Immersion *M. Beatriz Arias (Arizona State University) The Instructional Implications of Horne v. Flores *Jill Kerper Mora (San Diego State Universtiy) The ELL Task Force: Setting Instructional Policy *Eugene E. Garcia (Arizona State University) The Policy Implications of Horne v. Flores *Patricia C. Gandara (University of California - Los Angeles) Chair: Mary Lee Smith (Arizona State University) Discussant: Josue M. Gonzalez (Arizona State University). Opportunities for English Learners to Learn: The Implications of Horne v. Flores. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2010).
  • *Christian J. Faltis (University of California - Davis) M. Beatriz Arias (Arizona State University) Frank Ramirez-Marin (Universidad Veracruzana). Critical Competencies for EL Secondary Teachers. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2010).
Service: 
  • Vice-President's Office for Education Partnerships, Coordinator: ELL Community of Practice (2006 - 2012)
  • Reviewer: International Journal of Multilingual Education, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2012)
  • Reviewer: Teacher Education Quarterly, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2012)
  • Reviewer: Journal of Teacher Education, Manuscript reviewer (2009 - 2012)
  • Flores v. Horne, Expert witness (2010 - 2010)
  • Transborder Studies department: faculty search, Member of search committee (2010 - 2010)