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Belinda Treviño Schouten, PhD

Professor - Coordinator of Bilingual and ESL Education
Moye Hall, Room 308

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Bilingual Education, Dual Language Programs, English as a Second Language Education, Emergent Bilinguals, 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Diversity, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Literature, Multicultural Arts, Social and Cultural Theory, Educational Policy.

Teaching Philosophy

The key to teaching, for me, is to focus on the student and to accept that every student is diverse and has unique needs, abilities, and experiences.  It is important to recognize and respect their linguistics, cultural, and learning differences, and to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued. By getting to know the students I am able to create culturally relevant learning opportunities that incorporate differentiated strategies that can be used both inside and outside the classroom. In creating a community of learners it is recognized that every student brings a wealth of knowledge into the classroom and that by working together, everyone has the opportunity to learn. 

Outside Interests

I enjoy volunteering, mentoring, traveling, the arts, and spending time with my family. I love roller coasters and have done several roller coaster road trips with my family. The longest started in San Antonio and ended in Niagra Fallas and featured five different amusement parks.


Professor Belinda Schouten with students


Memberships and Certifications


  • National Association of Bilingual Education
  • Texas Association of Bilingual Education
  • San Antonio Area Association of Bilingual Education
  • National Co-Chair of the Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO)

Teaching certifications

  • Elementary Self-Contained Grades (1-8) 
  • Bilingual/ESL Spanish Grades (1-12) 
  • Secondary Dance Grades (6-12) 


  • PhD -  Culture, Literacy, and Language, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Master of Arts -  Bicultural-Bilingual Studies, Emphasis in Bicultural Studies and Research,  University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Arts - Dance,  University of Texas at Austin