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Undergraduate Programs
in Curriculum and Instruction

 

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with Early Childhood Specialization

EC-6 Generalist

The Interdisciplinary Studies with Early Childhood degree plan prepares future teachers to teach all subjects in preschool through primarily grade 5 classrooms. Program Coordinator: Dr. Isela Almaguer (956-665-3630; almagueri@utpa.edu).

 
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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with Bilingual Education Specialization

EC-6 Bilingual

The Interdisciplinary Studies with Bilingual Education degree plan prepares future teachers to teach all subjects in Spanish/English preschool through primarily grade 5 in bilingual classrooms. Department Chair: Dr. Zulmaris Diaz (956-665-5362; diazz@utpa.edu).


 
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Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with Special Education Specialization

EC-6 Special Education

The Interdisciplinary Studies with Special Education degree plan prepares future teachers to teach all subjects in general education classrooms or students with disabilities in EC-12 classrooms. Program Coordinator: Mrs. Julie Pecina (956-665-7352; pecinaj@utpa.edu).


 
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Early Childhood through 12th Grade Teacher Certification Program

All Level (EC-12) Teacher Certification Program
(for Students following Middle School, High School, and All Level Teacher Certification Degrees)

  • Middle School (4-8) Certification
    Students who are preparing to be certified middle school teachers in grades 4-8 in content areas such as English Language Arts/Reading, Math, or Science must take All Level (EC-12) Education coursework in addition to content coursework in their major/minor in order to fulfill their degree requirements. For more information, contact your Program Advisor, Dr. Criselda Garcia, at 956-665-3448, or email her garciac1@utpa.edu.
     
  • High School (8-12) Certification
    Students who are preparing to be certified high school teachers in grades 8-12 in content areas such as English, Math, Journalism, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Social Studies, Dance or Speech Communication must take All Level (EC-12) Education coursework in addition to content coursework in their major/minor in order to fulfill their degree requirements. For more information, contact your Program Advisor, Dr. Maria Elena Reyes, at 956-665-8768, or email her at mereyes2@utpa.edu.
     
  • EC-12 All-Level Certification
    Students who are preparing to be certified teachers in grades EC-12 in content areas such as Physical Education, Art, Music, Health, Spanish, or Theater Arts must take All Level (EC-12) Education coursework in addition to content coursework in their major/minor in order to fulfill their degree requirements. For more information, contact your Program Advisor, Dr. Veronica Estrada, at 956-665-2431, or email her at vlestradaa@utpa.edu.

The Early Care/Early Childhood program prepares students for a variety of professional roles in the area of early care and early childhood education. This degree program does not lead to teaching certification; it is intended to prepare students to work in and/or administer Head Start programs or day care settings. Program Coordinator: Dr. Irasema Gonzalez (956-665-7224; gonzalezi@utpa.edu).


 

UTeach – Pan American is a four-year, teacher preparation program for science and math majors modeled after the nationally recognized UTeach program established at The University of Texas at Austin in 1997. UTeach – Pan American’s first cohort of students, selected in summer 2012, will enroll in STEP 1: INQUIRY APPROACHES TO TEACHING (UTCH 1101) in fall 2012 and STEP 2: INQUIRY-BASED LESSON DESIGN (UTCH 1102) in spring 2013. Contact: (956-665-2174; uteach@utpa.edu).

 

For issues or complaints about these educator preparation programs, email www.tea.state.tx.us, complaints (located in red banner at the bottom of the home page), or mail to Correspondence Management, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress, Austin, TX 78701.