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  • Introduction
  • Undergraduate Degree
       and Teaching

  • Certification for
       Candidates Who Have
       Completed a
       Bachelor's Degree

  • Admission to Teacher

  • Field-Based Teacher

  • Application for
       Graduation and/or

  • Elementary and
       Middle school Teacher
       Preparation Program

  • Secondary School
       Teacher Preparation

  • All-Levels Teacher
       Preparation Programs

  • Endorsements
  • Educational
       Leadership and

  • Educational
       Psychology and
       Special Services

  • Teacher Education
    Dr. Arturo Pacheco,
    Dr. Josefina Tinajero,
    Associate Dean Education Bldg.,
    Room 414
    Phone: (915) 747-5572
    Fax: (915) 747-5755
    E-mail: educ@utep.edu

  • Introduction

    The mission of the College of Education is to prepare effective teachers, counselors, diagnosticians, and school administrators, who successfully address the problems of schools and other youth serving agencies, especially in communities with a significant Hispanic population. In order to support this mission, the faculty of the College strives to demonstrate by example the quality of teaching expected of its graduates, engages in research and scholarly activities, and provides educational services to the schools and community.

    At the undergraduate level, the College offers programs aimed at providing qualified students an opportunity to attain the knowledge, values, and skills needed to enter the teaching profession and to receive an initial Texas teaching certificate. At the graduate level, the College offers Master's degrees in the areas of instruction, educational administration, school counseling, community counseling, educational diagnostics, and special education. In addition to these graduate degree programs, the College offers graduate level courses leading to advanced Texas licensing in administration, supervision, counseling, and various teaching specialties. A Doctor of Education (EdD) degree is offered in Educational Leadership. (For information about graduate programs in Education, please see the University's Graduate Studies Catalog.)

    The College maintains close ties with the practicing teaching profession through the Center for Professional Development and Teaching (CPDT). Teacher preparation programs of the University are collaboratively governed by a board made up of university faculty and representatives from the local school districts, the Educational Regional Service Center, and El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence. The educator preparation programs are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Candidates who successfully complete a certification program are recommended to receive teacher certification in the State of Texas.

    Professional certification programs in the College of Education are offered in early childhood education; bilingual education; reading education; elementary, secondary, and all-levels education; counseling; special education; educational diagnostics; and educational administration.

    Students wishing to explore teaching as a career option enroll in UNIV 1301. In this course, information concerning the teaching profession is presented, and students have an opportunity to discuss career issues with Education faculty and public school practitioners.

    The Education Student Services Office is located in Education 412. Staffed with faculty advisors, this office provides information about undergraduate degrees, certification, and transfer work.

    The College administrative offices are located on the fourth floor of the Education Building. Program and faculty offices are located on the third through eighth floors.


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