Yune Tran

Ginny BirkyAssistant Professor of Education

Elementary Education
Telephone: 503-554-2878
E-mail: ytran@georgefox.edu 


Yune Tran joined the George Fox School of Education in 2011. Prior to that, she spent three years as an English language learner district coach in the Leander Independent School District in Leander, Texas, where she developed and delivered trainings, seminars and workshops for ESL and general education teachers. Before that, Yune was an ESL curriculum specialist in a school district in Austin, Texas. She also served as an elementary school teacher in Compton, Calif., and has gained diverse teaching experiences through her roles as a bilingual and classroom teacher in middle and elementary school settings in Florida, Texas and California. Yune completed her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 and holds an MEd degree in educational leadership from Texas State University.

Academic Background

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
MEd & Principal Certification, Texas State University at San Marcos
Teaching & MA Credential, California State University at Long Beach
BS, The University of Texas at Austin

Selected Publications & Presentations

Tran, Y. (Forthcoming). Effects of an ESL Certification: Perceptions and Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching ELLs.

Tran, Y. (Forthcoming). Professional development and teacher efficacy: Contexts of what, when, and how in serving ELLs.

Tran, Y. (2014) Addressing reciprocity between families and schools: Why these bridges are instrumental for students’ academic success. Improving Schools Journal 17(1), 18-29.

Tran, Y. (2013). “Science savvy in the classroom”: One teacher’s experience in using ESL practices. Journal of Bilingual Education Research and Instruction 15(1), 33-58.

Tran, Y. (2014). Effects of an ESL Certification: Perceptions and Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching ELLs. Paper presented at Korean Association of Multicultural Education (KAME) International Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Cevallos, T., Tran, Y., & Molitor, K. (2014). Transforming teacher education: Preparing teachers for a culturally diverse world. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Conference, Portland, Ore.

Tran, Y. (2013) Got PE? Perceptions and Efficacy Beliefs for Teaching ELLs. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, Calif.

Tran, Y. (2013) Is Perception Reality? Mainstream Teacher Beliefs for working with ELLs. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Tran, Y. (2012). E.S.O.L. Redefined: Engaging Students with Organic Lessons. Oregon Association of Teacher Educators (ORATE) Annual Conference, Salem, Ore.

Tran, Y. (2011). A comparative look of the Asian-Pacific Islander student population in a Texas local school district. National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) Annual Conference (invited presentation), New Orleans, La.

Tran, Y., Perez, P., & Broussard, S. (2011). Savvy science.  National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, La.

Tran, Y. (2011). Establishing home and school partnerships. Continuous Improvement Conference (invited presentation), Leander, Texas.

Tran, Y. (2009). Improving the effectiveness of home and school relationships. National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

Research Interests

  • Teacher Efficacy
  • ESL Methods and Practices
  • Preservice Teacher Preparation
  • Professional Development
  • Teacher Racial Identity

Courses Taught

EDUC 240 Perspectives in Education
EDUC 321 Early Childhood Education
EDUC 341 Learning Theory
EDUC 351 Middle Level Education
EDUC 473 Planning and Managing ESOL Curriculum
EDUC 475 Student Teaching II
EDUC 490 Senior Seminar
ELED 401 Language Arts and Children’s Literature

Outside the Classroom

When not teaching or in the office, Yune enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, cooking, watching sports and running. She loves exploring the outdoors and is enjoying the Portland metro area.

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