Master's: Multicultural Education, Spring 2011
Nancy 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.
Thesis: Academic and social factors that affect Latino community college students’ ability to transfer to a four-year university.
Undergraduate Institution: B.A: Criminal Justice. California State University, Chico.
Why did you choose the College of Education for your degree/credential program?
I enrolled in the Master of Arts in Multicultural Education at California State University, Sacramento because I was interested in a program that was unique and a program that focused on the diversity of students in our education system. I researched the faculty and really liked the diversity among them and their areas of expertise. Their passion for education was transparent which I really appreciated.
How has your degree/credential impacted your professional and personal life?
The Master of Arts in Multicultural Education has given me different lenses to look through. It has showed me to be a critical thinker and has taught me that through education one can be an agent of change. This program has planted the Ph.D. seed and in the future I would like to pursue a doctorate degree.
Current Professional Position
Position: College Advisior
Describe your current position:
I am currently a College Advisor for one of the City Colleges of Chicago. I serve a diverse group of students with an array of things including but not limited to explaining the college procedure to new students, assisting students with registration, transferring to a four-year institutions, career services, academic probation, etc. I really enjoy my job because I am able to serve as a mentor and it gives me the opportunity to motivate students to continue their education.