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Ready to join a bold legacy of leaders who kindle curiosity, challenge minds and positively impact the lives of children? Start your path to teaching – the career where you make a difference every day.

Take Your Next Steps

Undergraduate Priority Application Deadlines
May 1 for Fall
October 1 for Spring
March 1 for Summer

Earn Teacher Certification with the Premier Program in the State

UTEP’s Miner Teacher Residency program provides the gold-standard in teacher preparation while you earn your degree. Through hands-on practice, one-on-one coaching, and wrap-around support, we meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. As a Miner Teacher, you will be in high-demand by districts for hire.

What We Offer


Paid Residency

Year-long Residency with Stipend.
Hands-On Experience in the Classroom.
Guidance from Master Mentor Teacher.

A uniquely beautiful campus filled with student life, traditions, and spirit.

High-Quality Preparation

High Impact, Research-Based Curricula.
Close School & Community Partnerships.
Field Based Experiences in Classrooms.


In-Demand Graduates

Employed by District During Residency.
Path to Success from Day One.
Starting Salary up to $60,000.

75 undergraduate degree programs in nearly every discipline and area of interest.

Bilingual/ESL Expertise

Specialized in Linguistically-Diverse Learners.
Preparation for Bilingual or ESL Certification.
Summer Language Institute.


Strong Partnerships

Co-Designed Residency with District Partners.
Shared Governance with Partners.
Collective Vision for Teacher Preparation.


Wrap-Around Support

Individualized, Holistic Advising.
One-on-One and Group Testing Support.
Faculty Mentorship.

UTEP's Impact

“The UTEP Miner Teacher Residency program helped give me the confidence and tools that I need to be the best teacher I can be for my students.” –Special Education Teacher, 2022 Graduate

“I believe I am a more effective and reflective teacher due to the year-long residency that I participated in.” –Middle School English Teacher, 2022 Graduate

“The UTEP residency program provided me with a high level of confidence going into my first year of teaching, which is so crucial for new teachers. Additionally, the residency allowed me to witness and be part of the entire teaching process - not just delivering lessons, but also planning, grading, analyzing data, professional development, and even administrative duties.” –High School Social Studies Teacher, 2022 Graduate

UTEP's Teacher Preparation Program

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