Master's: Multicultural Education, Spring 2013
Chiung-Hui Fu 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: English Teacher for 1st, 3rd and 6th graders at Xing De Elementary School, Taiwan.
Project:English for Communication: A Curriculum to Enhance Listening and Speaking Skills for 4th Graders in Taiwan
Undergraduate Institution:Fu Jen University, Taiwan B.A. English Language & Literature.
Why did you enroll in the Multicultural Education MA program?
After teaching English as a foreign language in Taiwan for ten years, I thought about pursuing an advanced degree in English teaching. After researching on some schools that provided Bilingual and Multicultural Education master programs, I found the program at Sac State was exactly what I need to advance my career and to explore some key aspects of the English education in Taiwan. I was hoping to explore more aspects about multicultural curriculum which takes care of both the Taiwanese students and the minorities whose parents were not Taiwanese at the same time so that each child will have an equal opportunity in learning English.
How has the MA in Multicultural Education impacted and/or shaped your professional/personal goals?
I have learned so much from the Master Program of BMED and it opened my eyes. I see teaching and education through a different lens now. I have been trying to apply what I've learned from the program and practice them in my English as a foreign language classroom in Taiwan. It is a great program.