Academic Coursework and Certifications

I am currently completing my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Studies from the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. I hold a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Society Culture and Politics in Education from the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia as well as a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree with a specialization in Elementary Education, from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. I am a certified Professional Teacher with the British Columbia Ministry of Education, and have been certified since April 2008.

During my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree I took the following courses:

  • EDST 601A: Doctoral Seminar (Critical Social Theory)
  • EDST 601B: Doctoral Seminar in Advanced Methodologies in Education
  • EDST 602: Doctoral Seminar
  • EDCP 504A: Review of Research in Art Education – Theory and Practice
  • EDST: 523A: Comparative Education – Paradoxes of Ethics and Internationalization

During my Master of Arts degree I took the following courses:

  • EDUC 500: Research Methodology in Education
  • EDST 577: Social Context of Educational Policy
  • EDST 578: Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism in Canada
  • EDST 509: Constructing Citizens, Canada and the Educational Past
  • CUST 570: Arts-Based Educational Research: A/r/tography
  • EDUC 503A: Ethnography and Education
  • ARTE 565A: Special Topics in Art Education: Encountering the Visual as Research (Audited)
  • EDST 580: Directed Study (on Community-Based Research)
  • EDUC 504: Qualitative Data Analysis (Audited)

During my Bachelor of Education Degree I took courses on a range of topics from diverse disciplines including:

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Child and Youth Care
  • Counselling
  • Canadian History

I also completed three teaching practicums during my degree. They include:

  • Grade 2 classroom at Saanichton Elementary School (Victoria, BC)
  • Grade 4/5 split classroom, Grade 6 English, Grade 7 French, at Bloom Public School (New Delhi, India)
  • Grade 6/7 split classroom at Colquitz Middle School (Victoria, BC)

For a complete listing of courses that I took during my Bachelor of Education degree, please click on Courses Taken in Bachelor of Education Degree.