Patsy Sosa-Sanchez


Asst Professor

Teacher Education & Admin

Dr. Sosa-Sánchez is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual/ESL at the University of North Texas Dallas, and serves as the Assistant Dean for the School of Education, and as EC-6 Bilingual Program Coordinator.  She served in public education for 12 years as a bilingual, dual language, and an IB teacher in grades K-4 while serving as an adjunct faculty for both University of North Texas Denton, and Texas Woman’s University.  

Dr. Sosa-Sanchez teaches Foundations of Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching ESL, Linguistics for Educators, Reading/Writing in the Elementary Classroom, Multicultural/Multilingual Perspectives – both graduate and undergraduate, and Reading/Writing in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom.  Dr. Sosa-Sanchez has been instrumental in supporting and helping bilingual pre-service teachers pass their state exams for becoming bilingually certified teachers.  Her area of research includes ELLs’ reading/writing development in the content areas, ESL and SLA, and LTELLs(Long-term English Language Learners), as well as professional development for the betterment of dual language methodologies. 

Dr. Sosa-Sánchez is actively serving in different roles with the Texas Association of Bilingual Education (TABE), National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), International Literacy Association (ILA), and the Bilingual Educators’ Association of the Metroplex (BEAM).  She currently serves as a trustee on the Denton ISD school board.