Phone: 708-748-8105


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Social Science M.A. Industrial Psychology M.S. Mental Health Counseling M.A.T. Secondary Education (ongoing)

Mr. Ernesto Mojica

My name is Mr. Ernesto Mojica and this is my 2nd year in Southland. It is an honor to work at Southland College Preparatory High School as the Spanish III teacher for the 2023-24 Academic Year. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Science.  I have two completed Master’s Degrees and one ongoing; the first in Mental Health Counseling and the second in Psychology. The ongoing is a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education. I am a licensed Bilingual Educator teacher in the state of Illinois and a professional member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL).

 In my career, I have had the opportunity to serve in different roles and environments from Federal/State Government and private sector– I’ve served in the United States Armed Forces (Army) for a period of 24 years; both Active and reserved.  I have sidelined my Mental Health training as Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor; Suicide Prevention Coordinator, and Educator.  I have also performed in my Industrial/Organizational Psychology field as a Human Recourses Director in multiple organizations. I have taught Spanish Sophomores and seniors, and currently, I’m the Spanish teacher for Juniors.