The College of Education offers an alternative certification pathway for candidates with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking initial certification to teach in PK-12 classrooms.
UTEP’s Miner Teacher Residency Alternative Certification Program combines research-based approaches to curriculum planning, classroom management, and effective instruction with intensive coaching and hands-on practice in classrooms – all toward the goal of preparing the highest-quality teachers to successfully serve all students.
Miner Teacher Residents pursuing alternative certification can select two pathways: stand-alone certification or certification as part of an accelerated master’s degree in education.
Teacher candidates who are part of the Miner Teacher Residency ACP can opt to gain certification as a Teacher of Record (Resident Intern) or through a classroom placement with a mentor teacher at one of UTEP’s partner schools (Resident Apprentice).
The Miner Teacher Residency ACP will launch its inaugural cohort in summer 2020. Residents will participate in an intensive summer preparation program comprised of three graduate-level courses, followed by a classroom placement that includes tailored coaching and mentorship by a UTEP Site Coordinator who works closely with school administration.
Summer Program Dates: June 8-July 31, 2020 (evenings)
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
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