Program helps Head Start teachers earn baccalaureates

At the June 7 meeting of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Supervisor David Campos honored 30 preschool instructors who earned bachelor's degrees in Raza Studies this spring.

 

A group photo of the students in front of Burk Hall on the campus

The 2011 graduates of the SF State Dual Language Pilot Program for Head Start teachers. Credit: Michael A. Levin Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are the first cohort of Head Start teachers to earn a Raza studies degree in the Dual Language Pilot Program at SF State, which provides early childhood education and Raza studies classes. The program emphasized the use of both Spanish and English in a multicultural learning environment and helped participants fulfill a new federal requirement that all Head Start supervising teachers possess a four-year college degree.

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Denize Springer