First Generation College Student Finishes through Adult Studies

Latasha BuchananLatasha Buchanan is looking forward to graduating on May 15. But the rest of her family may be even more excited. Buchanan is the first one in her family to earn a college degree.

She is in the Adult Studies inaugural cohort of the accelerated teacher certification program at Trinity’s Chicago location.

Buchanan was drawn to Trinity for a number of reasons. First, she was searching for a Christian school that was convenient.

“The staff was so friendly when I first called, and the teachers are very encouraging and helpful,” said Buchanan.

She will be finishing her student teaching in a Chicago public school in a few weeks, just before graduation. While the coursework was challenging, she has developed the skills and knowledge necessary to become a good teacher.

“My experience at Trinity has been wonderful,” she said. “Because of the supporting environment at Trinity, my confidence has increased.”