María José Ruiz Gonzalez

María José  Ruiz Gonzalez

Curriculum & Instruction

M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Bilingual/Bicultural Education), University of Texas at Austin, 2018
M.A. in Family and Marriage, Universidad de Navarra, 2015
B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2011

Office: SZB

María José is a Doctoral student in the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Before coming to UT, she worked as a Preschool teacher as well as a Lecturer at the College of Education at Costa Rica University.
Her research interests are the preparation of Bilingual Preschool Teachers; Preservice teachers beliefs about language use as well as the Interactions between Children, Teachers, and Parents in the use of language.
She currently collaborates in the Dynamic Innovation for Young Children (DIFYC) research project.