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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

special education

Tomás Garcia

Ed.D. in Educational Technology, Pepperdine University, 2003.
(818) 677-2554
email: tomas.garcia@csun.edu
Specialization: Deaf Education
Courses:            
SPED 400: Introduction to Special Education
SPED 566: Curriculum and Instruction for DHH Students
SPED 504: Teaching Diverse DHH Students 

Professional Interests:  
Teacher Preparation and Multicultural Education. Research interests include exploring communication challenges and solutions amongst monolingual Spanish-speaking families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

 
Background: 
Tomás has spent the majority of his career as a classroom teacher, staff development trainer, and administrator working with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing in schools for the deaf and local public schools.  He has also held various posts as adjunct faculty, in the area of online instruction, for the University of Phoenix Online and San Diego State University.  He has given local, state, national, and international presentations on leadership, the transmission of family values, communication within the family, and integrating technology into the classroom.  Tomás was born in Compton, California and is the only child within his family to have gone on to earn post-baccalaureate degrees.  He consistently returns to his local community and gives presentations and workshops.  Tomás enjoys spending time with his family: his wife Sylvia, and two children: Xóchitl and Ixtli.