Department of Teaching and Learning
Ed.D. University of San Diego, Leadership Studies (Specialization: Character Education)
M.A. University of Hawai'i, East Asian Languages and Literature: Linguistics, Second/Foreign Language Pedagogy
B.A. University of Hawai'i, East Asian Languages and Literature: Japanese; Minor: Comparative Religion
USD Teaching and Learning Department
Sarina Chugani Molina currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching. She brings with her experiences of teaching Japanese language and culture to children and English as a foreign and second language to children overseas and adults at the community college and university level in the United States. She has taught multilevel English learners at the noncredit sector in Palomar College and was a credit instructor for the academic reading and writing courses at MiraCosta College. She also serves as the program director and trains teachers internationally in TESOL, a program she designed for the English Language Academy at the University of San Diego. She teaches "Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Theories," "Introduction to Linguistics and Linguistic Analysis," "Methods of Teaching Literacy for ESL," "Practicum in TESOL," and "Graduate Capstone Seminar (research)" courses in the M.Ed. in Literacy, Culture and TESOL program in the Learning and Teaching department, School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. Her research interests include Teaching English as and International Language and TESOL teacher development, particularly as it relates to developing mindful, reflective practitioners.