Master's: Multicultural Education, Spring 2013
Alejandro Delgadillo completed a Master's Degree in the College's Multicultural Education program. The Multicultural Education graduate program explores theoretical and pedagogical issues of bilingualism, multiculturalism, educational equity, and social justice, offering courses and experiences to assist educators to work successfully in classrooms, schools, and educational agencies within our diverse State.
Occupation: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Multiple Subject 4th/5th grade teacher, Student Leadership Advisor, and Community Resource.
Thesis: English Language Advisory Committee(ELAC): The Bridge of Influence for Latino Parent Involvement
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Sacramento. B.A: Liberal Studies.
Why did you choose the College of Education for your degree/credential program?
I enrolled in the MA offered in multicultural education because their program explored the theoretical and pedagogical issues of multiculturalism, educational equity, and social justice. Knowing that I was going to work closely with professors that had previously challenged my thinking during my teaching credentials, I knew that working towards my MA degree was going to be just as rewarding.
How has your degree/credential impacted your professional and personal life?
The MA in multicultural education has impacted my professional and personal goals as it has prepared me to critically analyze the educational policies and programs that currently affect the academic lives of my students, and all other culturally and linguistically diverse students in my school district. As a teacher that serves bilingual, minority and ELLs students on a daily basis, the MA has provided me with the opportunity to thoroughly select, examine, create, and present curriculum lessons that are culturally and linguistically sensitive to all students’ needs.