Karina Figueroa Ramirez
Master's: Multicultural Education, Spring 2012
Karina Figueroa Ramirezcompleted 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: Social "Justice" Science Educator at a Sacramento City Unified School District High School.
Thesis:An Examination of the Influences of Racial Ethnic Identity, Familia, Gender Roles & School Structures on Sacramento Urban High School Xicana/Latina Educational Aspirations
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Sacramento. B.A. Social Science and Government.
Why did you enroll in the Multicultural Education MA program?
The MA program offered an opportunity for growth and development, especially in the classroom and our communities. Also to develop a critical pedagogy and become increasingly equipped to create more opportunities for students' social transformations in taking ownership in their education.
How has the MA in Multicultural Education impacted and/or shaped your professional/personal goals?
The BMED MA program transformed my worldview. It has been this ability to critically approach the curriculum that has enabled me to implement a variety of instructional strategies effectively engaging my students in their learning.