Our 40th Year

The fortieth year of SIT’s MA in Teaching began in September. A statistical profile follows. As you consider the numbers, you might also ask yourself some questions.

  • What personal experiences are these people likely to have had?
  • What beliefs and values are these people likely to have developed?
  • How am I similar to these people?
  • How would I feel in a graduate course with them?
  • Do I know any of them?

Citizenship (alpha order): Brazil, China (7%), Indonesia, Jamaica (5%), Malaysia, Panama, South Africa (5%), South Korea (12%), United States (57%), Uzbekistan

Median age: 32 (half older, half younger). 17% older than 40; 17% are 25 or younger.

Gender: Female, 66%. Male, 34%.

Certifications: CELTA, public school teaching license (7), TESOL certificate (14)

Other advanced degrees: Higher Education, International Business, Visual Anthropology, English Education, Creative Writing, English Literature

Financing/Sponsorship: Trace Foundation (1), Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (2), Fulbright (3), SIT INTERLINK Fellows (3), Stafford Loans (22)

Languages (35):

English, 100%

Korean, 14%

Spanish, 14%

French, 10%

German, 6%

Japanese, 4%

Mandarin, 3%

Italian, 3%

Arabic, 2%

——-plus 1 or 2 students each know——-

American Sign Language

Afrikaans

Cantonese

Catalan-Valencian-Balear

Czech

Danish

Finnish

Hebrew

Javanese

Kyrgyz

Latin

Lusophone Creole

Malay

Manadonese

Portuguese

Russian

Tswana

Somali

Thai

Tibetan

Turkish

Uzbek

Vietnamese

Wolof

Zulu

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One Response to “Our 40th Year”

  1. Stephanie Wilton-Kumagai Says:

    Our linguistic, educational, ethnic, and age diversity make for a rich environment for discussion and peer-learning! I’m so glad to be a part of these statistics…part of MAT 40!

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