Juanita Lupercio

Alumnus Juanita Lupercio

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.

Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Institution: B.S: Biological Sciences. University of California, Davis. 

Academic Experience

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."

Current Professional Position

Position: Science and Spanish Exploratory/Culture Middle School Teacher

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Multicultural Education Program