Maria Sudduth, M.A.
M.A. - California State University, Chico
B.A. - California State University, Chico
Tuesdays 10:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Office Phone: (530) 898-4081
Ms. Sudduth currently serves as a Lecturer in the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural
Studies and Co-Director of the California State University, Chico
Teacher Recruitment Project (TRP). She has taught at CSU, Chico
for the past three academic years.
Maria Sudduth is a proud alumnus of the CSU, Chico Bilingual Crosscultural
Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) credential program (1992).
Upon receipt of her credential, Ms. Sudduth began teaching for
the Corning Union Elementary School District. Her teaching focus
has been providing equal access to the curriculum for English
Learners. To that end, Ms. Sudduth co-developed a multi-age program
(MAG) that created a bilingual community of four teachers working
with native English and Spanish speaking students. Students were
grouped in a grade three-five configuration and remained with
their teachers throughout their three-year experience. Each class
integrated language groups to allow for maintenance of primary
language, successful transitioning to academic language instruction
in English, and exposure to Hispanic language and culture.
Ms. Sudduth earned her MA in Education in 2003. Her thesis project
was The Harry Potter Project: Equal Access to Quality Literature
Experiences for the English Learner. This project identified,
and provided suggestions for implementing, reading comprehension
strategies to create meaningful literature experiences for participating
Ms. Sudduth currently teaches university courses in the undergraduate
and Bilingual Professional Preparation Program (BPPP), and supervises
bilingual student teachers at their school sites. Her work with
TRP involves extensive outreach to high school, community college,
and CSU, Chico students from underrepresented groups who aspire
to be teachers. She is also providing consultative services to
the Corning Union and other school districts relative to implementing
improved instructional practices for English Learners. She finds
these varied responsibilities extremely rewarding as she strives
to impart the passion and pedagogy for teaching that will sustain
her students as they enter a profession where they can truly make
a difference in the lives of those they serve.
Center for Bilingual/ Multicultural Studies
El Centro de Estudios Bilingues/Multiculturales
College of Communication and Education
California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0444