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News and Upcoming Events


The College of Education will be hosting an Early Care Early Childhood Education Conference focusing on the need of young children ages 0 to 8 on Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Early childhood education speaker and consultant, Dr. Rebecca Isbell will be the keynote speaker. Several sessions will be available to choose from on the following areas, in addition to other topics relevant to early childhood education:

• Working with Infants, Toddlers, & Preschool-Age Children
• Early Literacy, Math, & Science Explorations
• Child Development
• Parent Engagement & Building Early Childhood Partnerships with Families
• Health and Nutrition
• Outdoor and/or Environmental Educational Sessions
• Administration of Early Childhood Care & Education Programs
• Music & Movement for Young Children
• Social-Emotional Development of Young Children


This conference will have free admission, but you are required to register. Please visit our registration webpage. Click here »

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Apply for a Research-Intensive Five-Week Program
University Transportation Center for Railway Safety (UTCRS)

STEM teachers, are you interested in obtaining some research experience this summer? The University Transportation Center for Railway Safety is providing K-12 teachers with the opportunity to participate in a research-intensive five week program. Selected applicants for this program will work closely with faculty, students, and staff on current research projects, make short presentations, prepare a formal poster presentation of their research experience at the end of the program, and submit a written, final report describing the results of their research. This experience will also serve as professional development in the field of railway safety, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness about careers in transportation among K-12 students. Teachers participating in this program are expected to bring the knowledge they gained to their classrooms in any form of class activity they deem appropriate and beneficial. Selected teachers will receive $8,000 to cover living expenses. Contact railwaysafety@utpa.edu for more information. Click here to download an application.


Past Events

College of Education Professional Development Series: Wellness, Health and Nutritional Applications in Our Schools lecture was hosted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the College of Education Borderlands Room 3.204. Scholastic achievement is directly related to a healthy mind and body. Therefore, it is important educators understand that through a collaborative effort, these topics can be easily incorporated into the regular curriculum across all subjects. This presentation will teach educators how to integrate wellness, health and nutrition into day-to-day learning. Presented by: Dr. Zasha Romero, Mr. Gavino Garza, Ms. Nancy Rocha, and Ms. Jeannean Ryman. View the lecture on YouTube by clicking here. 

College of Education Professional Development Series: Including All Students
Lecture was hosted on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM in EDUC 1.502 classroom. Be an advocate for the success of ALL students on your campus. Learn about the best practices to enhance the education of second language learners. Educators will receive practical classroom suggestions to increase academic achievement in all content areas for this critical student group. Presenters will briefly discuss the various bilingual/ESL models and provide specific strategies that can be used in any content area. Presented by: Dr. Maria B. Roberts and Dr. Shirely J. Mills. View the lecture on YouTube by clicking here.

College of Education Professional Development Series: Including All Students
Lecture was hosted on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM in EDUC 3.204 (Borderlands Room). Learn about the practice of embedded interventions to help all children participate in a variety of classroom activities. What are ready-to-use strategies for working with children with disabilities? Experience what it is like to be a special education student in a general education classroom and learn how to create positive collaboration with parents. All this and more! Presented by Dr. John Lowdermilk and Ms. Julie Pecina. View the lecture on YouTube by clicking here.