I am applying to NYU Steinhardt’s Dual Certification Masters Degree Program in Childhood Education and Special Education after a careful review of my personal academic goals against the university’s vision. The goal of fostering meaningful knowledge exchanges and providing cross-cultural training particularly captures my interests. I want to train in an academic environment that question and challenges my abilities whilst offering opportunities for my total transformation in readiness to serve humanity by helping tackle the many problems faced by our society.
I am originally from Venezuela but have taken most of my studies in the United States having come and settled in South Florida at an early age. My first experience in the American system of education was both challenging and interesting at the same time. I had to overcome the challenge of communication barrier being a non-native speaker. I had to devote a lot of my time to learning the language with the help of my parents and new teachers and within a very short period of time I was able to effectively communicate. I was also able to easily adapt to the new culture, make friends with fellow students and begin appreciating diversity. The experience greatly opened my way of thinking and perception about life and comparing the life in the US against the life back in Venezuela I highly appreciated the value of education in enhancing the quality of life.
I have over time developed interest in small children; after high school I assisted families with the services of tutoring and babysitting. At the same time I made a lot of applications to different colleges and eventually secured the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship to join the Florida International University for my college education. Since the scholarship met only a majority of the tuition fee, I had to look for a regular income to ...Show more