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Charter College of Education

Gay Yuen

Office: King Hall C2062
Phone: (323)343-4363
Email: gyuen@calstatela.edu


Dr. Gay Yuen is a professor of language and literacy in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. She teaches courses in second language development and multicultural education. She currently splits her time between coordinating the University Multiple Subject Credential Program and the DELTA Project. Since 1997, Dr. Yuen has been leading a major educational reform effort to improve the professional development of teachers at all stages of their careers. She is internationally recognized as an educational leader in the U.S. and abroad. She serves on local, state and national educational committees and task forces on literacy and minority education, and is often invited to consult abroad as an educational expert.


Language acquisition Second language literacy development Early childhood literacy development Multicultural Education


The linkage between professional development and student achievement. Bilingualism and literacy development. Bilingual Immersion Programs

Representative Professional Activities



2000 Wong, G. (2000). “Textbook selection and adoption in the United States” A Keynote paper presented at the International Conference on Textbooks in Nanjing, China on November 23-25, 2000.
2000 Wong, G. and Powers, A (2000). “DELTA: A Collaborative Model for Preservice, Induction, and In-service Reform”, National Forum of Teacher Education Journal, V11, #1, 2000-01, Lake Charles: LA.
1999 “The Lincoln LAAMP School Family’s Annual Report”, LAUSD, 1999-2000.


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy/Biliteracy 1995
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

M.A. Urban Education: Bilingual Bicultural Ed. 1984
California State University, L.A.

Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Oriental Studies: Chinese 1973
University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

California Administrative Services Credential

California Ryan Elementary Credential

CBEST Preparation Link:http://www.confucius.ucla.edu/CBESTpage.htm


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