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Kate Cook

Spanish, B.A. '19
We had professors who were mentors and examples for us as educators and also in their daily lives outside of work. Learning and studying at Biola also helps you learn not to compartmentalize your faith and let Christ lead in everything.

How did your program at Biola prepare you for your career?
We learned many different teaching strategies and accommodations/adaptations to effectively teach every student, engaged in meticulous lesson planning that forced us to include every aspect of good/effective teaching, and learned to love and connect with students.

What did you appreciate most about your time at Biola?
I appreciated how Christ-like, patient and kind the professors were. They were never reluctant to help us or answer our many questions or to help us in lesson planning and placements. They always did so as if it was a privilege and honor to help us, when in reality it was a privilege and honor to have them as professors.

How did Biola equip you to be a more faithful follower of Jesus Christ?
We had professors who were mentors and examples for us as educators and also in their daily lives outside of work. Learning and studying at Biola also helps you learn not to compartmentalize your faith and let Christ lead in everything.

What advice would you give to students considering your degree program?
One thing that helped me throughout studying to get my B.A. in Spanish was to make friends who speak Spanish and continue speaking Spanish (because you'll need practice outside of class). Watch movies, T.V. shows and listen to music in Spanish. Also, when possible, study abroad! Learn about and experience other cultures and make deep connections with the people you meet.