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Carmen H. Sanjurjo


Bilingual, Education, Linguistics, Latino Issues, Spanish, Teacher Education


Multicultural education, Teacher preparation, K-12 education, Secondary education, Bilingual education

Degree: M.A., Ed.M., Ed.D.

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Teacher Education


Office Phone: (303) 615-1107

Mobile Phone: 303-875-6142

Interviewed by: 9NEWS, The Denver Post, Univision, Telemundo, EdNews Colorado

Additional Languages Spoken: Español


Carmen H. Sanjurjo, Ph.D., joined the Metropolitan State University of Denver team in 2007 with more than 30 years of experience in education through Denver Public Schools and is responsible for teaching Multicultural Education, Foundations of Education and courses in Linguistically Diverse. She is an associate professor of the Department of Elementary, Linguistically Diverse, K-12 & Secondary Education. She helped develop MSU Denver’s Center for Urban Education and serves on its Steering committee. She has been a faculty liaison for the Center for Urban Education and DPS partnership schools such as Lake Middle School.

She continues to be a delegate to the Colorado Education Association Delegate Assembly (2008-2011). She is a member of the Colorado Association of Teacher Educators and a member of the National Association of Bilingual Educators. She is also a member of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Being involved in these organizations keeps Dr. Sanjurjo informed about what’s happening in education today and how to better serve our students and our communities.

Sanjurjo is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico. She has an M.A., Ed.M., and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She has also been on the Denver Classroom Teachers Association Board of Directors, and currently serves on the DPS Instructional Issues Committee. Dr. Carmen H. Sanjurjo has received several awards including: 2005 State of Colorado House of Representatives, 65th General Assembly Certificate of Recognition for Selfless Dedication to Students who participated in the Colorado History Day competition, and the 2005 The Colorado Studio Award from Denver North High School for Outstanding Achievement in Classroom humanitarianism.

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