University of Arizona Reviews
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I graduated from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona. This department and my program are ranked amongst the best in the country. The Eller College and the university have provided the tools for me to be successful after graduation.
Are you interested in a teaching career and are a military spouse? Or are you planning on moving across the United States to teach once you graduate? From my personal experience, I can tell you that the University of Arizona's College of Education has prepared me well to educate elementary students across the nation. I married a member of our armed forces during college, so I started off at the University of Arizona (UoA) as a transfer student. The ladies and gentlemen in the finance and registrars office were friendly and so helpful when I needed to fill out paperwork and provide proper documentation to establish residency as a military spouse. The transfer process was relatively smooth with the exception of the difference in classes needed to fulfill my degree plan. At my previous university, I was on course to be certified in the middle grades 6-8 with a focus on Language Arts and Social Studies. Unfortunately UoA did not have a program that focused on the middle grades, and I was told that I needed to focus on Elementary or Secondary education. I chose Elementary Education and as a result a number of my courses would not apply, pushing my graduation date back 2 semesters. After obtaining my degree and entering the field I learned that if I wanted to work at the middle school level, I would have been better prepared going into their Secondary Education program, or majoring in the subject I wanted to teach along with a major in Education. I believe that you should research what local schools would prefer in addition to what the academic advisors recommend. Despite this, I was very pleased with the Elementary Education program overall. They have a methods portion of the program that allows you to take classes with your professors at a local elementary school. There you are also given opportunities to observe and work with a classroom teacher, work with students, teach lessons, and reflect on your practices in a professional way. This was a great part of the program because you had real classroom experience, before student teaching. The professors within the program at my methods location were very knowledgeable about the latest research and best practices, and had actual teaching experience in Elementary school classrooms. The insight they shared with us went beyond the textbooks, and the partnerships they formed with us were excellent examples of what could be had in our future classrooms to promote a positive and safe learning environment. Once I was in the student teaching portion I had a wonderful advisor that really networked on my behalf to place me in a middle school within the district that I wanted. She kept in touch with me and my cooperating teacher regularly, highlighted what I did well and gave constructive feedback on her visits, and told me about a wonderful opportunity at an amazing private school nearby that ended up being my first teaching position right after I graduated. I fully believe that the coursework, professors, and methods portion of the program prepared me to take the tests needed to obtain my teaching license in Arizona. I passed each of the tests on my first attempt and this was before I even graduated. I have continued to use many of the techniques and materials I obtained during my time at the University of Arizona, in Arizona, Virginia, and in Texas to help my students learn and progress . The Elementary Education program gave me a firm foundation of best practices, a network of educator friends and colleagues, and a degree that has given me the ability to have a fulfilling career wherever the military takes us.
I was very satisfied with my time spent in the Sociology Department at the University of Arizona. The Sociology department offered quality mandatory classes as well as a variety of additional sociology classes in pursuit of this degree. One of the requirements for the Sociology Bachelor's is you must satisfy the requirements for a minor, any minor that you choose. I thought it very helpful to push myself with a demand of a minor, but did not feel confide as I was free to choose a minor that did not specifically coincide with my major. Combining my major and minor classes gave me the rigor and enjoyment of being a successful undergraduate student.
The University of Arizona is an active, passionate, and diverse campus. There is never a shortage of activities and the off-campus life is just as exciting. The college area in Tucson is a gastronomical hub surrounded by friendly, welcoming individuals with a strong sense of casual social interaction. For older students, the wine and micro-brew scene is very ripe with options and many unique brewers are entering the Tucson brew life. The Classics degree itself is extremely rigorous and one should be passionate about the subject in order to find satisfaction with it. There are many professors with a strong background in Classics and a noticeable devotion to their subject matter. The University of Arizona is a major worldwide participant in Classical archeology digs and has a considerably generous study abroad opportunity for Classics majors. The program is small and underrepresented, but this provides professors with much more time and attention to share with their students which they do so with zeal and vigor. The program is relatively unyielding and can be challenging, but the skills that a Classics student acquires from this kind of rigor are invaluable.
Attending the University of Arizona was the best decision I could have made for my education. UofA provided me with an incredible opportunity to study and learn from professors who were leaders in their field of study. This ensured that I learned from passionate, knowledgeable, and capable professors eager to spread their knowledge. UofA also offered dozens of clubs, Greek life sorority and fraternities, academic organizations, and sports teams. One of the most memorable things about attending University of Arizona was the community and unity surrounding our school. Tucson is a college town, which is was an important factor when picking my school. I was able to immediately be a part of the Wildcat family. I bleed red and blue now and its a unifying factor that connects people not just on campus but across the nation. Becoming a Wildcat was one of the best decisions of my life.
My college is the best . It is situated in good place. The class room of college is clean. One big ground in my college. The teachers of my college are good and punctual. All the teachers work in college honestly. He teaches all the students honestly. I love my college.
To be a student at the University of Arizona was an honor, the ability to study at one of the greatest and most incredible learning institutions throughout the United States for my undergraduate degree. I believe that education is the key to success and all the more reason to become immersed in an entirely novel academic and research University. The opportunities provided not only allowed me to develop skills as a prospering student but furthered my education by opening more doors to a successful future that lies ahead. This University stood out to me as the perfect complement to my professional and educational interest, in that it has the ability of furthering some of my long term goals including attending graduate school.
The Sociology department at the University of Arizona was a program dedicated to students who really wanted to understand their society around them. The collection of teachers from Doctors in the profession to grad students all proved extremely helpful for us students to experiment and make sense of the social research. We had the opportunity to understand the history behind different social theories, and make connections to our modern society and modern social theories as well. I also really appreciated the University of Arizona required a minor in order to receive a Bachelors in Sociology. First it allowed me options in other fields of study to try out. Second, it allowed me to sprinkle my schedule with other classes that could stimulate other parts of my brain. And third, it offered further options of classes to take in order to satisfy the credit number required to graduate. I never felt that I was stuck in one field of study, but allowed to explore the arts (my minor was in theatre) and how that affected society as well. Now I am going into a graduate program to teach Special Education, a bit different from what I studied as an undergrad. However it was my studies at the University of Arizona that got me into this new field of study. I worked in the Universitys Project F.O.C.U.S. which was dedicated to allow intellectually disabled students the opportunity to graduate from a University with a Service-Learning certificate. As a peer-mentor I went to different classrooms around the university to support students in their different classes. All the classrooms I attended had very accommodating teachers that worked with me and the student to make sure the student had equal access to the lesson or project. My experiences at the University of Arizona influenced me to make the shift in my career that will hopefully guide other Special Education students on the path to graduation.
The U of A has a beautiful campus and active on-campus student life. It is a research institution which provides access to experts in many fields. There are lots of professors who seem to love teaching in addition to their research. Technology resources are impressive and faculty seems to be attempting to actively improve their pedagogy. Students, alumni, and Tucson residents are very devoted to UA sports, especially basketball and football.
I loved my college experience and have never second guessed my decision. The combination of degree programs offered, the sports program, and atmosphere were perfect.