Master's: Multicultural Education, Fall 2009
Juanita Lupercio 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: Science and Spanish Exploratory/Culture Middle School Teacher
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis. B.S: Biological Sciences.
Why did you choose the College of Education for your degree/credential program?
It is a well-rounded, diverse program that taught me the value of looking at the world and our students through different lenses. It is a program that promotes critical thinking for teachers and professionals; therefore, this can be modeled and taught to our students as well.
How has your degree/credential impacted your professional and personal life?
The MA in multicultural education taught me how to view, understand, and teach different perspectives. It also taught me to seek and to have students seek social justice. It made me a stronger person in regards to my personal values. As a person, and a professional I learned to advocate and speak up when needed, and to teach outside "the box."