Bonnie Elliott

Bonnie Elliott

Clinical Assistant Professor

EC-4 Teacher Certification, Language & Literacy Studies


Office & Hours

Office: SZB 334C

(512) 659-8309

(512) 471-8460

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Curriculum & Instruction
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712-0379
UT Mail Code: D5700


Bonnie Elliott is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Language and Literacy Studies in the College of Education. She coordinates a field-based, undergraduate Reading Specialization cohort. Dr. Elliott teaches the majority of her literacy courses at Galindo Elementary, a Title 1 school in Austin, where her UT students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in classes with elementary students across grade levels. Her interest in helping her students create a clear vision of how they want to teach before going out to their first professional jobs is rooted in her dissertation study, focused on how schools socialize new teachers and influence their thinking with whatever new flavor of program or best practice is in vogue at the time.  Children’s literature plays a large role in all her classes as mentor texts for supporting her students’ teaching of reading, writing and community building.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and taught grades 1 through 8 in Arkansas before moving to Austin.


Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Recent Awards

  • Texes Exes Teaching Award, 2008

Current Research Projects and Grants

Using Tablets and an Android writing conference app to monitor progress of elementary students' writing.   The University of Texas with the IDEA Studio. (2012-current).