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Jacqueline Romano

Jacqueline E. Romano

Instructional Faculty, Summer Session - State Support, Assistant Professor , English Language Learners Literacy/ Multiple and Single Subject Credential Program/ Ed.D. Educational Leadership Core Faculty


Assistant Professor
Teacher Education and Foundation
Office Phone(909) 537-4302
Office LocationCE-247


Jacqueline E (Arroyo) Romano, Ph. D., ACUE

Dr. Jacqueline E Romano is an assistant professor at the Teacher Education and Foundations Department working in the teacher preparation program for Single and Multiple Subjects credential where she is the lead faculty for English language learners literacy development. She is also a faculty for the Ed. D. in Educational Leadership Program focusing on Ethical Decision Making.  She has a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Tech University, a Masters of Arts in Education with a Bilingual Cross-Cultural emphasis, and a B.A. in Spanish Literature from CSUSB. She posses a Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language, and Academic Development (BCLAD) certification (K12) and a credential in Effective Instruction for Higher Education from ACUE.  She is a CSUSB Critical Information Literacy-Leadership Institute Fellow (2020-2021). She was highlighted in an interview by the Writing Intensive Program in the podcast "How I Write"  in 2020. 

Dr. Romano is fully bilingual and biliterate in Spanish/English, thus her primary research explores the development of academic language, writing and biliteracy skills of pre-and in-service teachers of the emergent bilingual learner, the interplay between language as a right, as a resource, and as a major aspect of cultural identity through the lens of Socio-Cultural Theory.  She is interested in language assessment and testing, developing diagnostic tools to identify language skills strengths and areas of need. In her research are embedded philosophical aspects of Dewey's and Freire's Ethics and Vygotsky's constructivism. She pursues research and teaching in a pragmatic way.  

Dr. Romano is an active member of the CSUSB community. She serves as a member of the CSUSB Institutional Review Board,  the Center of Health Equity, University Honors Program,  and Graduate Council. She is the treasurer for Phi Beta Delta Honor Society.

She also provides service to the profession at the local, state, and national levels. She is a member of San Bernardino CABE, a certified Intuitional Review Board member for Program Accreditation of the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing, Research SIG Chair NABE Research Institute, member of the Advisory Board for the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE) among others.


Ph. D.              Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, (2009).  

M. S.                Educational Administration, Texas A & M International University, Laredo, TX, ( in progress)

M. Ed.              Bilingual/Cross-cultural Education, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, (2004)

B. A.                Spanish Language & Literature, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, (2000)

B. A.                Liberal Studies, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, (2000)

Certificate      BCLAD, Multiple Subject K-12, California Teacher Commission, (2002)

Certificate     Certificate in Effective Instruction (Higher Education), Association of College and University Educators (2020)


Multiple Subjects Credential Program

EDSM 4102 Pedagogical Foundations for English Language Learning 

EELB 313 Pedagogical Foundations for English Language Learning

EELB 425 Literacy and Second Language Acquisition for the Intermediate Reader & Beyond

EELB 540F Assessment 2

EDUC 601A Advanced Studies


Single Subjects Credential Program

ESEC 6003 Pedagogical Foundations for English Language Learning in Secondary

ESEC 413 Interaction in the Classroom

ESEC 419 Literacy Development Across Curriculum


Master in TESOL

EESL 545 Writing Methods in TESOL


Doctorate Level in Educational Leadership

EDUC 7809 Ethical Decision-making in Education


  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Heritage Language/Academic Language Development
  • Culture, Language, and Literacy
  • Assessment
  • Educational Policy
  • Parental Involvement

Research and Teaching Interests

Keywords that encompass my teaching and research passion:

Language Development of Heritage Language Speakers

Bilingual/ESL Education, Educational policy

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy- Curriculum and Instruction

Ethical Teacher and Decision-Making

  • Language, Bi/Literacy Development (writing)
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Teacher Preparation- Bilingual/ESL Teachers
  • Effective instruction for English Language Learners and Bilingual Students
  • Lesson Planning and Assessment 
  • High-Stakes Testing


Philosophy of Education:

  • Cultural Relevant Pedagogy
  • Deweyan Education and Ethical Decision-making in the classroom/any context
  • Freirian Critical Pedagogy
  • Constructivism
  • Socio-Cultural Theory


  • Social Justice and EL Students' rights
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  • Multicultural/multicultural Education
  • Anti-racism in education
  • Parental Involvement/Participation

Qualitative Researcher