- Ph.D. 1997 The Ohio State University, Foreign and Second Language Education
- M.A. 1988 Brigham Young University, Teaching English as a Second Language
- B.A. 1983 Brigham Young University, Speech Communications, Secondary Education
My research and teaching focus on preparing urban K12 teachers to work with English Language Learners (ELLs). Under this umbrella, I publish on innovative program development, urban ESL teacher preparation, and target-based instructional coaching. Both sociocultural and critical perspectives inform my mixed methods research. I have been awarded four U.S. Department of Education grants focused on teacher quality. My current federal funding supports an ESL partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Metropolitan School District (MSD) of Pike Township. I am using instructional coaching to create a cadre of district level coaches and teachers prepared to showcase best practices for English Language Learners. IUPUI has created ESL demonstration classrooms in five elementary schools and two high schools from 2007 to the present. Teachers from IPS, MSD of Pike and Wayne Townships, and Avon Community Schools have also participated in IUPUIs new ESL distance education program. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in such topics as inclusive learning communities, second language literacy, assessment, sociocultural pedagogy, and research design.
- EDUC-L 436 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL
- EDUC-L 441 Introduction to Bilingual Education
- EDUC-L 505 Second Language Literacy Instruction
- EDUC-L 524 Language Issues in Bilingual and Multilingual Education
- EDUC-L 525 Practicum in Language Education
- EDUC-L 540 Approaches to Instruction and Assessment
- EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Curriculum
- EDUC-Y 650 Topics in Inquiry: Theory, Design, and Methods in Literacy Research
Honors & Awards
- Burton W. Gorman Distinguished Teaching Award, Indiana University, in recognition of innovation and creativity in teaching. Awarded April 20, 2012.
- Trusteeâ€™s Teaching Award, IUPUI School of Education, in recognition of commitment to excellence in university teaching. Awarded April 19, 2012.
- 2008 Madison's Who's Who, Marquis Who's Who in American Education, Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals
- 2001 Jump Start Languages. Educational Software., Silver Honors, Fall 2001 Parents' Choice Awards, Parents' Choice Foundation., Best Software Picks, Better Homes & Gardens, December 2001 (Circulation 7.6 million)
- 2000 Honorable Mention 2000 Central Educational Network (CEN) Award for Foundations of Bilingual Education in the category of Video-Based Staff Development.
- 1996 Excellence in the Teaching Profession Award for Outstanding Service as a University Supervisor, College of Education, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- 1995 Outstanding Faculty Mentor, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
- 1993 Pro Cultura Hungarica Medal: Prestigious international award presented by Hungary's Minister of Culture and Education for research contributions to Hungarian culture and education as a U.S. Information Agency ESP/ESL Fellow.
- 1988 Outstanding Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
- 1987 National Collegiate English Award Winner
Grants & Funding
- Teemant, A. IUPUI ESL Partnerships: Building Capacity Across and Within Institutions. English Language Acquisition: National Professional Development Program Grant, United States Department of Education. Principal Investigator; 50% Effort; $1,999,935; August 1, 2011-2016.
- 2007-2012 Teemant, A. (Principal Investigator) & Berghoff, B. English Language Acquisition: National Professional Development Program Grant: Comprehensive Teacher Education Reform for English Language Learners, United States Department of Education, August 1, 2007-2012 ($1,488,812).
- 2007-2008 Teemant, A. (Principal Investigator). Sub-Award ($16,966) from University of California, Berkeley from the Improving Teacher Quality from Recruitment to Induction: Integrating Subject Matter, Language, and Diversity Pedagogy (three year grant) distributed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, July 2005 ($3,269,887.00).
- 2005-2007 Doherty, W., Teemant, A. (Managing Principal Investigator, under direction of P. David Pearson), and Stoddard, Improving Teacher Quality from Recruitment to Induction: Integrating Subject Matter, Language, and Diversity Pedagogy (three year grant) distributed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, July 2005 ($3,269,887.00).
- 2004 Destino, T. and Teemant, A. (Co-Investigators). Subcontract for development of a bilingual literacy video project coordinated by Michael Kamil (Stanford University). The Mid-Atlantic Regional Laboratory for Student Success, October 2004 ($58,805.00).
- 2002-2005 Teemant, A. and Pinnegar, S. (Co-Principal Investigators). English Language Acquisition: National Professional Development Program Grant for the Bilingual/ESL Endorsement through Distance Education Program (five-year grant) distributed through the United States Department of Education, October 1, 2002, ($1,499,299.00).
- English as a Second Language Teacher Preparation for Urban Settings.
- Higher education reform.
- Innovative program development and evaluation, including distance education.
- Target-based instructional coaching for teachers working with English Language Learners in the regular classroom.
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Member 1987-present.
- American Educational Research Association (AERA), Member 1997-present.
- Institute for Language Policy and Education; 2006 to present, founding member.
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Member 1998-present.
- Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), Member 1997-present.