- Class of 2019
- Program Master of Arts in Teaching
A graduate student in Loyola’s School of Education, T’Erika has been passionate about teaching her whole life. She has ambitions of teaching internationally in Kuwait or South Korea after completing her degree, and she would like to work overseas for 10 years and then possibly write curriculum on an international level. T’Erika completed her bachelor’s degree in International Studies, with a minor in Spanish, at Waynesburg University in Western Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate student, T’Erika was a Bonner Scholar; she was involved with community service and served as the art director of an after-school program. The Baltimore, Md., native was drawn to Loyola’s MAT program after working with Teach for America for two years. “As a person of color who grew up in Baltimore City and who has traveled the world, I find that having honest conversations about race, gender, religion, socioeconomic disparities, and social justice are polarizing and rarely happen,” she says. “Having an institution even attempt to have those difficult conversations in relation to education gives me hope for the quality of educators that underserved urban communities will receive from Loyola graduates.”
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