The College of Education has been preparing educators and serving local schools since 1963. It was first established within the College of Liberal Arts as the “Teacher Education Section” of the Department of Psychology.
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Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Area of Certification and Year: EC-6 ESL (Class of 2019)
Why did you choose to attend UTA?
My first-time visiting UTA I absolutely loved it! The university was super close to my hometown, so I could visit family and friends on the weekend or during the week, very diverse, which made me super excited to learn about all different kinds of cultures, and had a fantastic education program, which sealed the deal for me choosing this awesome university.
What is your favorite thing about the College of Education at UTA?
My favorite thing about the College of Education is how the degree plans are structured. Being an EC-6 ESL student, our degree plan is structured to where you are required to start the program in the fall. This really helped/motivated me to take many hours and pass my classes during my freshman and sophomore year, so I could start the program my junior year.
Who is your favorite professor? Why?
Even though she is new to the College of Education at UTA, I would have to say Professor Loyd. My first day of class she was super cheerful and had many amazing and heartwarming experiences she had being as an elementary teacher.
What activities do you participate in outside of class?
Outside of class, I currently work part time at the UTA bookstore as a team lead, I’ve recently joined BSM (Baptist Student Ministry), NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), and I am a College of Education Student Ambassador.
What are your plans after you graduate?
Beginning my journey as an elementary teacher in a Title I school district and maybe graduate school.
What is the one thing you think a prospective Education student needs to know?
I believe a prospective Education student should know that the College of Education is where dreams come true for future teachers. So, don’t let anything discourage you from wanting to be a part of this wonderful journey the education department has to offer.