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Mikael Taylor

Mikael Taylor

Cal State LA

“A few years ago I transferred into the teacher’s credential program at the Charter College of Education (CCOE) at Cal State LA after finishing my bachelor's degree at a private school. I had some negative assumptions about the fact that it was a state school, but after going through the program I am inspired to become an advocate for all public education institutions in our state. From the faculty in this program, I was equipped for reflective practice and holistic classroom management, which was an important part of my student teaching experience. The Writing Lab program, co-developed by the CCOE and Alhambra High School, gave me active experience. Not only did I have the opportunity to work with high school students, but I also had a place to put the teaching strategies I had learned at the CCOE into practice before jumping full speed into the classroom. I am very grateful for both the theoretical and practical framework I was given throughout my two years at the school. I feel ready to pursue the next step of becoming a public school educator.”

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