--750-1000 words, thesis statement, transitional words
--Content, clarity of expression, coherence, and conciseness.
--Important: thought and understanding, coherence, expression and punctuation, and grammar
The Academic Autobiography must include:
--An educational journey:
a. Associates in Science,1975, Early Childhood Education
b. Associates in Arts and Science, 2004
c. Bachelor in Arts, Psychology-Sociology Education, May 2006,?? tentative acceptance (classes completed)
--reflect on the path I have chosen:
a. psychology-sociology education/individualized liberal arts bachelor degree
b. pursue my passion in exploring human thinking, behavior, perception and
c. a career with meaning, satisfaction and diversity which would consequently allow me to contribute to society in my own way by helping children function in society. In this manner, I will attain personal enrichment.
d. graduate certificate program in behavioral intervention in autism from the University of Massachusetts which would allow me to procure a Masters Degree in Psychology
(goal and aspiration to be employed in a schooled or a clinical setting that will work and immerse with autistic children)
--built on concentration plan of study:
a. past courses I have taken are appropriate for my goal in psychology-sociology education, and pursuing further studies in Behavioral Intervention in Autism.
b. As my list of my accomplished courses presents (***below): I have a well-rounded history dealing with not just the human experience, but also the environmental and societal. I have engaged into Psychology, Children with Special Needs, the teaching and learning experience involved, as well as Culture and Society as a whole. I believe that these courses allow me to holistically grow and develop, enough to prepare me for a career in Psychology-Sociology Education.
***Introduction to Psychology and Sociology, Child Psychology, Children with Special Needs, Nature and Needs of Handicapped, An Integrated Professional Program/Student Teaching, Behavioral Management, Human Development, Test and Measurements, Ethics, Race and Ethnicity and Studies of Modern Culture:
--Explain the impact that your total academic experience, both concentration and general educational studies, has had on your personal and professional life:
a. student teaching with special needs
b. 1998-2002, head teacher, Integrated Program, Toddler (age 3-5); Planned and conducted daily curriculum. Cooperated with special education child psychologist coordinator on programs and scheduling needs of individualized children to preparing them for Kindergarten.
c. presently, working at Veteran Services at community college: assist all veterans and their dependents in understanding and obtaining educational benefits and services.
d. volunteer, American Red Cross, 5-year recognition award
e. military wife; traveling; experiences has boosted my learning experiences by traveling; expanding my experience in relating to people of varying backgrounds and cultures; comfortable leader, involved in USE club, senior center, scouts and other community volunteerism.
Sponsored and hosted families from foreign countries: Nigeria, India and England