Meet the Dean
Br. Alejandro González Cerna FSC is the Dean of Education at Bethlehem University.
He was born in Mexico and joined the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers) at a young age.
He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Religious Sciences and Educational Sciences, a Higher Diploma in Historical-Educational Research (Studis Lasal liens) by the Universidade Oberta La Salle of Andorra, a Master’s degree in Lasallian Leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in the USA, a second Master’s Degree in Education and a Doctorate in Education both from Universidad La Salle Noroeste in México.
He has been a teacher in Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Higher Education levels; he also served as Headmaster of the Colegio Regis A.C. High School in México. Furthermore, Br. Alejandro has experience in the development and delivery of non-formal educational programs and projects which he has participated in and directed in Mexico, Rwanda, and the Holy Land working with marginalized and impoverished populations.
He served as member of the Lasallian Latin American Regional Council for Educational Mission and participates writing doctoral annotations for Higher Education Journals and in other educational research projects. He also participates in the Lasallian Formation of teachers for the Lasallian Schools of the Holy Land.
From the Dean of Edcucation
Education is a powerful tool to bring about change and development. Enriched with over 300 years of experience worldwide, almost 150 years in the Holy Land, and 50 years in Bethlehem University, the Lasallian community manifests in BU’s Faculty of Education its vocation to promote truth, faith, community, service, justice, solidarity, peace and the integral development and fulfillment of its students.
Forming teachers for students of all ages and levels, the Faculty of Education offers an array of programs at the graduate and post graduate levels where in-training teachers come in contact with the most current, diverse and specialized teaching methods and technologies, preparing them to excel as professionals as well as to stand out in the human quality and intentionality of their educational relationships.
Following in the Lasallian tradition, our students come to learn and leave to serve, receiving and becoming able to provide educational experiences that illumine minds and touch hearts in both conventional and innovative ways alike.
At BU’s Faculty of Education we know that education is more than a professional path, it is a vocation, a higher calling that configures each teacher enabling them to find meaning, happiness and fulfillment in the educational service of their fellow men and women, inspiring them towards creativity, criticism and innovation as they are able not only to give continuity but to transform and improve education itself and its systems and institutions with a mind and heart focused on each student that comes to us, especially those most in need.