Kip Téllez

DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentEducation Department
AffiliationsCrown College,
Stevenson College
Phone831-459-2208 (Office),
831-345-7081 (Mobile)
Web Site Link to my personal website
OfficeMcHenry Building, Room 3141 (see personal website for directions)
Office HoursBy Appointment in all quarters
Campus Mail StopEducation Department
Mail1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Kip Téllez

Biography, Education and Training

Kip Téllez is Professor in the Education Department at UCSC, where he served as Chair from 2007-2014.  Prior to coming to UCSC, he taught elementary and high school in east Los Angeles county. His instructional focus has always been on teaching English Language Learners. An interest in educational linguistics led him to earn his PhD at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. After graduate school, he began his first academic position at the University of Houston, where he taught courses on methods and theories of second language education and teacher education and policy, while also working to initiate three two-way dual immersion programs in the Houston/Galveston area. Arriving at UCSC in the summer of 2000, he has continued his research on language teaching and learning, while also teaching the English Learning Development courses in the Masters/Credential program. His ongoing interests in educational equity and policy analysis have led to several publications. He is the current Editor of Teacher Education Quarterly, a prominent publication in the field. 

Selected Publications

  • Hlebowitsh, P.S., & Téllez, K. (1997). Principles and promises of American education. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

  • Téllez, K., & Waxman, H. (2006). Preparing quality educators for English language learners: Research, Policy, and Practice. Mahweh, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Press.

  • Téllez, K , Moschkovich, J., &. Civil, M. (Eds.) (2011. Latinos and Mathematics Education: Research on Learning and Teaching in Classrooms and Communities. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

  • Téllez, K. (2010). Teaching English language learners in the US. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

  • See my website for additional publications

Teaching Interests

Working with all levels of students at the university (undergraduate, MA, PhD) is very rewarding for me. I truly enjoy helping doctoral students with research design and data analysis and welcome a new student every year. Teaching the MA/Credential students the methods of ELD is also a very important task and a genuine love of mine. And I find the undergraduates here at UCSC to be very sophisticated in their thinking and so I relish teaching in our minor program.

Courses Taught

ED 203 Methods of English Language Development
ED 267 Introduction to Qualitative Methods
ED 266 Program Evaluation Methods
ED 115 K12 Student Assessment