B.A. in Psychology, 2007; Master of Arts in Teaching, 2008
School of Education
January 1, 2008
MAT/Credential Student Soseh Sardarian Teaches, Volunteers, Competes
Soseh Sardarian is a student who likes to be challenged. She received her B.A. from UC Irvine in Psychology with a minor in Educational Studies. While an undergraduate Soseh was the Social Chair of Alpha Gamma Alpha Sorority and a member of the Armenian Student Association, the Communications Club, and the Psychology Club.
Now, as a student in the M.A.T./Credential program, Soseh is combining her love of learning, her passion for teaching, and her commitment to improving the lives of others. She currently is serving as the student representative for students in the M.A.T./Credential program while she is student teaching in mathematics at Mission Viejo High School. In addition, she is serving as a T.A. (Teaching Assistant) for two undergraduate Education courses at UCI and TA-ed in another undergraduate education course last summer.
When asked why she chose UCI for her graduate education, Soseh replied, “I think UCI has the best faculty, always willing to help. They feel like family. The campus is beautiful. Orange County is an amazing setting for such a great university. My peers are all very humble and intelligent. Being at UCI challenges me and expands me personally and intellectually.”
When asked why she chose the field of education, Soseh explained that her goal is to pursue a Ph.D. and become a university professor, hopefully at UCI. “The faculty are great models of how I would like to be as a professor; they challenge us and help us at the same time.”
In addition to enjoying her educational pursuits, Soseh actively pursues extracurricular activities. “I just completed my first triathlon in September, the Pacific Coast triathlon. I plan on completing the Surf City Marathon in February in Huntington Beach.”