College of Education Student Ambassador

Meet Rachael Aettuvallil

Hometown: Sharjah, UAE
Major/certification area and anticipated graduation year: Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Summer 2025

RachaelWhy did you choose to attend UT Arlington?
  • Heard a lot of amazing reviews of UTA. UTA is also accredited.
What is your favorite thing about the College of Education?
  • The helpful faculty
Who is your favorite professor or staff member?
  • Peggy Semingson
What class have you enjoyed the most?
  • EDUC 5309
What activities or hobbies do you participate in outside of class?
  • Art, cooking/ baking, nail art
What are your plans after graduation? When you think about your future career in education, what excites you the most?
  • Becoming a special education teacher. I love the good morning hugs from my students.
What is the one thing you think a prospective Education student needs to know?
  • It might get tough sometimes but you've got this!
Have you overcome any challenges that you feel would help inspire other Education majors?
  • Thankfully no challenges so far.
Have you received any scholarships/grants to help you pay for school?
  • No