Wildcat EdChat

Hear from College of Education students and alumni about their career paths and journeys to becoming educators.

The college’s Wildcat EdChat series features discussions with Education students and recent alumni about their journeys to becoming educators. Each EdChat features a different topic to highlight the many different paths an Education degree can lead students down.

Learn about the benefits of becoming a bilingual teacher with Mayra, a recent graduate of our Elementary Education Bilingual program. In this conversation, we discuss the enhanced language and pedagogy skills that the Elementary Education, B.A.E. bilingual program has to offer.

This Wildcat EdChat features Andrea, former Wilma Wildcat mascot for The University of Arizona and recent graduate of the Literacy, Learning, and Leadership program. Learn how she utilized varied course options, internships, and engagement opportunities to gain skills for a career at a mission-driven organization.

Meet Hanna and Tanner, current students in the Deaf Studies program. Learn about how the program is preparing Tanner to become an ASL teacher and preparing Hanna to serve Deaf children as an Educational Interpreter.

Meet Sarah, an alum of the Literacy, Learning, and Leadership program. In this Wildcat EdChat, we discuss her career in digital media design and how the College of Education provided her with the skills, knowledge, and internship opportunities to become an Instructional Designer for JetBlue.

This Wildcat EdChat features Ashley, a current student in the Mild-Moderate Disabilities program, and Lili, a current student in the Elementary Education Bilingual program. Learn about the benefits of teaching as they share their experience and talk about their involvement on campus and in the local community.

In this Wildcat EdChat, we talk with Brennen, a senior in the Literacy, Learning, and Leadership program. Throughout the discussion, he’ll about his involvement on The University of Arizona campus, a recent internship he did with Coca-Cola, and even his own small company! Learn how he uses the knowledge and experience gained from the LLL program to pursue his goal of working in corporate account management.

Meet Kameryn, a recent graduate of our Rehabilitation Studies & Services program. During the conversation, she talks about her time in the college as a student and her time spent as a Project FOCUS mentor. She also talks about her plans of completing a master's to serve in the rewarding career as an occupational therapist.

This Wildcat EdChat features Monique, a graduate of our Literacy, Learning, and Leadership program. In this video, she shares about her educational journey — from courses through internships to completion of her Master's in Library & Information Science. She'll also talk about her current role as a children’s services librarian.

In this Wildcat EdChat, we talk with current Teach Arizona graduate student Connie Mayhew and current Literacy, Learning, and Leadership students Irene Meikle and Vanessa Del Prete about how to prepare for a career as a science or math teacher.