Latest News

Bloomfield College Announces Two New Graduate Programs in Education
Beginning this fall, Bloomfield College will offer a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education.
Bloomfield College CAT Alumnus Named McDonald’s Gospelfest 2017 Finalist
The alumnus already has two gospel albums to his name and is set to release his third album, Duality of Worship, on April 14, 2017.
Bloomfield College Student Discusses Benefits to Studying Abroad
Past Bloomfield College students have studied in England, France, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, and Japan. Bloomfield College is a member of the College Consortium of International Studies and the American Institute for Foreign Study.
Gayle King Event Postponed Until March 29
Gayle King is now scheduled to speak at Bloomfield College on Wednesday, March 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Bloomfield College Welcomes Top Goya Executives to Campus
Bloomfield College will welcome a panel of top Goya Foods, Inc. executives to campus on March 30. Goya Foods is the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States and is over 80 years old.
Gayle King to Speak at Bloomfield College
The highly anticipated event will offer students a special opportunity to ask the television personality and established journalist questions following her speech.
Bloomfield College Students Present Findings at SWPACA Conference
A select group of Bloomfield College students attended the 38th annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference in February in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bloomfield College Celebrates TICKET Program with Closing Ceremony

Bloomfield College

By Alicia Cook

Nineteen teachers from Korea completed the TICKET Program (Total Immersion Courses for Korean English Teachers) and celebrated with a closing ceremony on Friday, December 2.

“Almost everything we think about is global by nature,” said Richard A. Levao, Bloomfield College President, noting Global Warming and stable world currencies as examples. “A cohesive, coherent world starts with initiatives like these programs. This is not a closing ceremony, but an opening ceremony. We have opened our minds to one another and I hope we will continue this relationship.”

Sponsored by the Korean government, Bloomfield College partnered with the Daejeon Educational Training Institute, as well as Bloomfield Public Schools, in order to make this four-week, project-based program possible.

Berkeley, Brookdale, Fairview, and Franklin schools in Bloomfield had the educators, who all teach English in Korea, in their classrooms as part of the Program.

“In the classroom we learned the similarities and differences between America and Korea and that helped me understand your culture more,” said Moonsook Kim, a TICKET Teacher from the Daejeon Educational Training Institute. “I am bringing all the lessons I learned here back to my classroom in Korea.”

Dr. Natashia Baxter, Principal of Berkeley School shared her school’s experience with the crowd. Dr. Baxter had four visiting teachers placed in second, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. Second graders were trained on how to use chopsticks; fourth graders learned how to say and write their names in Korean; fifth grade also learned how to write and say their names, and learned about Korean currency; and sixth graders learned the aforementioned, as well as the full alphabet, and were educated on the Korean culture as a whole.

In addition to their studies, the visiting educators enjoyed American culture, taking trips to major cities and sites.

All 19 teachers were awarded certificates for their completion of the Program and the guests were treated to traditional Korean dance and food.

The TICKET Program is run by the Office of International Training and Professional Studies (ITPS). Programs like this not only benefit the students from Korea, but have lasting effects on Bloomfield College.

For photos of the ceremony, please click here.