Madjiguene Fall, M.Ed.

Madjiguene Fall, M.Ed.

Madjiguene Fall, M.Ed.
Professor in Residence


Contact Info
856-256-5143
Herman D. James Hall 2072

Biography

Madji Fall earned a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from Rowan University, a B.S. in Business Administration and B.A.L.S. with focus on French and Spanish from Thomas Edison State College. She first worked for the University in 2010, when she launched a Community English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course for adults offered through Rowan at Camden. Since then, she has contributed to several Rowan Urban Teacher Residency programs' mentoring efforts, coached teachers preparing for the National Board Certification Take One! Phase and served as adjunct faculty for the College of Education. She has taught courses in the graduate level ESL Certificate of Graduate Study (ESL COGS), including Issues of Language and Cultural Diversity in ESL/Bilingual Programs, Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition for Teaching Languages, and Integrating Language and Content in the ESL/Bilingual Education Classroom.

As a New Jersey State certified teacher and chief Instructor of an occupational language and cultural diversity training company, Ms. Fall taught English, Spanish, World Cultures, and ESOL to adults and children. She has a strong interest in minorities as teachers and learners. During her tenure as a teacher, she served on her district's minority recruitment committee and was instrumental in launching its first elementary bilingual education program for which she served as faculty mentor. She currently leads Educator of Color networking sessions for the New Jersey Network to Close the Achievement Gaps (NJCAG) and is co-chair of the Camden and North Gloucester County chapter of the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/ New Jersey Bilingual Educators (NJTESOL/NJBE).

In her current role as professor-in-residence for the College of Education, Ms. Fall teaches in the Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education department; develops and provides professional development for one of the university's professional development schools; and supervises clinical interns. She is also a student in Rowan University's inaugural PhD in Education cohort, in the Literacy Education specialization. She is interested in issues of language and identity as they relate to underserved populations, such as minority, immigrant, and women learners.