Heather Villarruel

Assistant Division Director + Clinical Assistant Professor FSC
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
WEST Campus


Heather Villarruel is a clinical assistant professor and assistant division director of teacher preparation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) at Arizona State University (ASU). Previously, she was the ASU site coordinator for the dual-certification program in the Pendergast Elementary School District (PESD). Prior to that, she was a special education teacher, Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) mentor and master teacher.  

Office: FAB - S219

E-mail: heather.villarruel@asu.edu

P: 602-543-6317


(In Progress) Doctoral: Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University

Masters: Educational Leadership, Principal Certification, Northern Arizona University

Endorsements: SEI and Early Childhood

Bachelors: Elementary Education and Special Education, Michigan State University


Research Interests

Teacher preparation and inclusive education. 


Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SPE 478 Student Teaching: SPE K-8
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
EED 478 Student Teaching: EED 1-8
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SPE 323 Behavioral Strategies
EED 397 Clinical Experience II
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
SPE 396 Clinical Experience I
SPE 430 Collaborative Teaching

Expertise Areas