MEd TESOL, Literacy and Culture
How did you hear about SOLES, and why did you choose to enroll?
A former co-worker of mine was finishing her M.Ed. in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture and had nothing but good things to say about the program. I had been teaching for eight years and thought I was ready to make a big change in my career. I did some research about the program and loved the international requirement and was excited to study under Dr. Molina and Dr. Inoue.
Are you currently working? If so, do you work full-time, part time, and what do you do?
I work part time at Mesa College as a Graduate Tutor in ESOL 45 and English 101x. I work side by side with a mentor professor and support students in and outside of the classroom with their writing, grammar, and anything else they need help with.
Have you completed an international experience? What did you do?
Yes. I studied in Tokyo and completed a lesson study with Waseda university students, and worked with elementary and junior high school students as well as teachers within the Tokorozawa school district. Since it was a Cognition and Learning course, we were gathering data for a mini-cognitive case study which we presented when we returned from Japan.