Contact Info

Jose Elias Garcia
  • Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Wis., 2014
  • Master in Education, Adult Education, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Platteville, Wis., 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Spanish, Carthage College. Kenosha, Wis., 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Religious Studies. MIES and East Catholic University. Colombia, 2002

In addition to teaching at Springfield College Milwaukee, Jose Elias Garcia has worked in Milwaukee Public Schools where he is a bilingual teacher and department chair. He has provided curriculum review and updates within the department, directed ongoing educational in-service for the department with presentations and workshops. At Marquette University he taught in the EOP Program, he is involved with TEAM UP at Milwaukee Public Schools, is an instructor for the Edgenuity – Education 2020. He works with the Boys and Girls Club, and is an after school coordinator and teacher for SPARK Early Literacy.

Campus coordinator of the Early Childhood Education concentration, School of Professional and Continuing Studies


Research Interests

  • The Impact of Technology and Mathematics Software on the Engagement and  Math Achievement of ELL/Bilingual Students
  • Patterns of Achievement and Language identity in Elementary English Language Learner students

Courses Taught

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Building Multicultural Communities and Organizations
  • Ethical and Professional Standards for Early Childhood Educators
  • Early Childhood Education Internship
  • Early Childhood Education Classroom Management

Professional Certifications and Memberships

  • Teaching License (K–12), 2010
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Administration, Cardinal Stritch University
  • Certificate to Teach Online, 2012
  • Adult Basic Education certification
  • Wisconsin Technical College System, 2013
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, 2015

Community Service and Volunteer Work

  • Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
  • Voces de la Frontera (Voices of the Border)
  • MICAH Empowers
  • First Hispanic Elder of the Missouri Lutheran Church in Milwaukee

Selected Works


  • "Patterns of Achievement and Language identity in Elementary English Language Learner students "