Master of Arts in Teaching, 2015
School of Education
January 1, 2015
“It is an honor to receive an award that was created by an alumna of the program.”
Bethany Lockhart is pursuing her Masters of Education and her Multiple Subject Credential (MAT).
Prior to joining the UCI School of Education, Bethany worked as a theatre teacher in San Francisco elementary schools. While in San Francisco she also served as a program coordinator for COLAGE, a national organization uniting and empowering children, youth, and adults with one or more LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer) parent or guardian. As program coordinator she traveled around the country co-facilitating workshops and conferences.
Bethany received her BA degree with a triple major in Theatre, Dance, and Ethnic Studies from UC San Diego. While a student at UCSD she was awarded the inaugural James Avery Performing Arts Scholarship and the Stewart Prize in Choreography.
Having three majors was a bit of a whirlwind, but in the best sense of the word. I had the opportunity to bring together three disciplines that I have a great passion for, and create work inspired by that exciting intersection.
Bethany’s desire to teach was fueled during her time in San Diego. Bethany began teaching dance and theatre in elementary schools and then taught language arts and leadership at the Summerbridge San Diego program for 5th and 6th grade San Diego students. In addition to teaching with the program for four summers, Bethany also served as co-director of the program for two years.
Summerbridge is an exciting collaboration between UCSD, The Bishop’s School of La Jolla, and San Diego City Schools that pairs aspiring teachers with students who love to learn.
Bethany is thrilled to receive the inaugural MAT Honors Award.
This award means a great deal. It is an honor to be nominated by such esteemed faculty and to receive an award that was created by an alumna of the program. To see a former student emerge from the program and have a desire to invest in the success of future students is truly inspiring.