Master's: Multicultural Education, Summer 2011
Elizabeth 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: Currently I am a kindergarten teacher at a Spanish/English Dual Immersion 50/50 Program in a local school district.
Thesis: Primary Language Writing in a Spanish/English Dual-Language Bilingual Program Using the 6+1 Trait Writing Program
Undergraduate Institution: California State University, Sacramento. B.A: Liberal Arts
Why did you choose the College of Education for your degree/credential program?
I heard that Sac State has one of the best credential programs in the area, but when I found out that there was a BMED program that emphasized strategies that help minority students gain access to the core curriculum, I jumped at the opportunity.
How has your degree/credential impacted your professional and personal life?
It has impacted and/or shaped my professional goals by encouraging me to think outside the box. Because the students we teach are not all the same; the strategies one uses in the classroom may work for most of the students, but you may need to think of a different strategy (outside the box) for others.