on faculty since 2008
Ed.D., National-Louis University, Skokie, Illinois, 2012
M.A., St. Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois, 2007
B.A., Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, 2005
The love for education Jacqueline Moses has runs deep, and is exhibited through various positions she’s held as an educator, including her work at Trinity.
“I have always felt a special calling to educate,” she says. “Regardless of how challenging it can be, education is my passion.”
Moses received her master’s degree in special education from St. Xavier University and rejoined the Trinity community as a faculty member in 2008. She works as an Adult Studies coordinator and assistant professor for the downtown Chicago classroom.
“Since my days as a student here, I have always had such a high regard for the faculty. Now I’m seeing a behind-the-scenes view of what makes up a classroom compared to my previous Trinity experience as a student. The camaraderie and ability to openly express our faith as teachers is truly a remarkable privilege.”
Before becoming a member of the faculty, Moses worked at a number of Chicago schools, including jobs as a graduate assistant at the St. Xavier University S.T.A.R. Learning Academy, and special education teacher at Scott Joplin School. One of Moses’s favorite things about education is learning and the different avenues learning can take for each student, especially at Trinity.
“Trinity has helped redefine for me what it is to learn. When I arrived in 2008, I quickly became aware that I can do more than I think I can. I have more confidence in myself because of the faculty, staff, and students here.”
“Working with nontraditional adult students, I have a unique goal to fulfill. I have to find some way to cover material for a 15-week course in five. My favorite part of this job is finding new ways to engage my students.”
Moses, who grew up Baptist, was first introduced to the Reformed tradition as a college student, and actively seeks to find common ground between the two faiths. “Being trained in Reformed tradition as an undergraduate student and now teaching here, I’ve really learned to appreciate the Reformed faith. Instead of first pointing out the differences between Reformed and Baptist believers, I search for the commonalities and what brings us together as the body of Christ.”
“The people at this school are phenomenal. You can go anywhere seeking help and can always find someone willing to give you their time and efforts,” she said. Moses said that the people of Trinity are her favorite part of the College’s community.
Moses is pursuing her doctorate in education psychology from National Lewis University, and also serves as children’s director for the Illinois National Baptist State Convention. She and her husband of 14 years, Reverend Oscar Moses, live in Alsip, Illinois, and attend Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago where he is pastor.