Colleen Stevenson

Master's Credential Cohort Program: Secondary Education

About Me

After graduating from Serra High School in 2008, I went on to study Creative Writing at Chapman University in Orange County, with an additional focus on Communication and Leadership Studies. Following my graduation in 2012, I lived both in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. working in political communication and campaign finance investigation. Having always been drawn to a career of public service I came to realize through my experiences that the best way to solve so many issues within society was to be on the ground-floor of education. Having come from a long-line of passionate and driven teachers, deep down I knew this was my ultimate calling.

When did you begin your program, and when do you anticipate completing it?

I began in Fall of 2014 and anticipate completing in May 2016.

What do you hope to do with your degree and/or credential, and why?

I intend to teach English and Social Studies at the secondary level within varying communities and school cultures. The aim is to not only educate students but to study the connections between a student’s success and the relationship between their school and the outside community. I also hope to develop college/post-secondary schooling programs that support and guide students who are either first-in-family college candidates or from military families.

Are you currently working? If so, do you work full-time, part time, and what do you do?

Currently I work at High Tech High Chula Vista teaching 12th grade Humanities. 

Program of study (and area of specialization if applicable)

Secondary English and Social Science.