College of Education Student Ambassador

Dalila Villanueva Herrera


Hometown: Irving, TX
Area of Certification and Year: EC-6/Bilingual 2021

Why did you choose to attend UT Arlington?
  • I choose UTA because I was able to commute easier to school and work. I also choose UTA because it’s an affordable school and it was one of my top 5 choices when I was a senior in high school. The community I had seen when I did student visits caught my attention and I knew I wanted to be here.
What is your favorite thing about the College of Education at UT Arlington?
  • My favorite thing about the College of Education at UT Arlington is that all my professors are knowledgeable as well as passionate about teaching. They are always willing to help their students and give advice on how to be a better teacher in the future.
Who is your favorite professor? Why?
  • My favorite professor is Dr. Semingson because she is very passionate about literacy and she gives great advice on different approaches for literacy. She is always available via email and made virtual learning for us an easy transition. Dr. Semingson always has a smile and makes class interesting while giving us (her students) great advice about the field in general which I appreciate.
What activities do you participate in outside of class?
  • Outside of class I participate as a member and officer for BESO, Bilingual Education Student Organization. I became a member my junior year and I will be BESO’s historian my senior year.
What are your plans after you graduate?
  • My plans after I graduate are to work for either Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD, or Arlington ISD preferably. I want to be able to help students be better each day. Even though, my certification will be in bilingual education, I want to be able to help where I am needed. I also plan to earn my masters after working for about 1-2 years.
What is the one thing you think a prospective Education student needs to know?
  • One thing a prospective Education student needs to know is before we were in the classroom were in your shoes. It may not be easy, but it can be done. You got this!