Academic Experiences

I have studied humanities, philosophy, theology and education, in both undergraduate and graduate levels. Here is a list of my academic experiences.

2003-2007 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

Here I studied in the Faculty of Humanities. My major was Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Middle Ages. I ended a BA degree thanks to an exception that allowed me to graduate by applying me the new bachelor degree system, that began to be applied in the UPR to the students of the academic year 2008-2009.

2004-2005 University of Granada, Spain

Here I studied a year as international exchange student in the University of Granada, in Andalucía, Spain. I did most of my medieval courses there.

2008-2011 University of Navarra, Spain

Here I began a PhD in Philosophy, specializing in Philosophy of Education. My dissertation was about creating a philosophy of education from the philosophy of Charles S. Peirce. I finished all the PhD courses but I left the University in my third year of graduate studies without finishing my dissertation.

Here I also began to study in the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology. My intention was completing an ecclesiastical degree in Theology, but I needed to complete the ecclesiastical Philosophy degree first. I could not pass some of the philosophy tests and I could not pass even the “easiest” latin tests, so I dropped the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Theology after two years of study.

2011-2013 Universidad Central de Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Here I began a MA in Theology and studied some education undergraduate courses. I failed to achieve academic progress and I dropped after two years of study.

2016-2018 University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus

Here I studied all the courses needed to certify as elementary English teacher. This was the first time in my academic life I had reasonable accommodation for dysgraphia and ADD. My academic progress stabilized and I achieved to pass all the courses, most of them with A.

Please notice that here I included a list of all the places I have studied, despite I got a degree there or not. I learned something in every place, no matter if I achieved or not the expected degree, that is why I included all my academic experiences here.

That being said, I must say that getting reasonable accommodation made a huge difference in my life. Now I can study as a normal being and being expected of learning in my own way without being penalized for that. I am very grateful of UPR, Río Piedras campus, for the opportunity of learning with reasonable accommodation.

Despite choosing Education as a professional path, I will keep studying philosophy and theology my whole life, but not through getting a degree, but by myself, for personal growth. My twice-excepcionality (I am creatively gifted besides having dysgraphia and ADD) makes really hard for me to study philosophy or theology, the two most traditional and masculine fields, academically, besides not having options to study them academically in Puerto Rico.

My future academic plan is completing a master in Differentiated Education (also known as “Special Education”, but I don’t like that name) in the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, starting in August 2018 if I get a job or a student loan to fund those studies.