Interested in teaching
David Vasquez – College of Liberal Arts Teacher Preparation
Ana Lee Covey - College of Science Teacher Preparation
Ellen Esposito - College of Science Teacher Preparation
Dr. Michele Levy - Student Teaching and Induction
Dr. Amanda DeGraff - Student Data and Testing
CASE is dedicated to ensuring that future high school and EC-12 teachers are able to successfully complete the process of becoming certified teachers and are highly-qualified to educate their students. CASE will also actively engage faculty from the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Science, and Health Sciences in the teacher preparation program.
Admission to teacher education
Preparation for UTEP qualifying and TExES certification exams
Clearance for state exams
Student teaching semester placements and oversight
Make a difference
Mold our future
Inspire future generations
English/Language Arts & Reading
“Job prospects are expected to be favorable, with particularly good prospects for teachers in high-demand fields like math, science, and bilingual education, or in less desirable urban or rural school districts.”
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition.
The U.S. Dept. of Labor: Bureau of Labor & Statistics (2008) reports the following salaries earned by educators:
Starting salary: $43,000.00 (0 years experience)
Add $1,000.00 for a Masters
Signing bonus for math and science: $6,000.00 (for traditionally certified teachers)
Annual stipend for math and science - $2,500.00
There is a stipend for teaching up to 5 classes of ESL in EPISD. So if you teach all 5 classes, you will receive an $1,100.00 stipend.
Beginning administrator’s salary is $65,000.00
Dr. Georgia Lane, Director of Secondary Personnel and Recruiting
Three additional courses will allow you to get an ESL endorsement:
Ling 4348 Analysis of Second language acquisition
Ling 3308 Structure of language for language professionals
Bed 4317 Teaching and empowering english language learners in secondary schools
Social Studies, PE and Language Arts are usually very competitive content areas because there are so many candidates.
Shortage areas - Math, Science, French
There are three job fairs at UTEP every year
College of Education has one each semester and consists of the districts in the El Paso region
University Career Services and the sponsors of Job Mine hosts a Career Fair every April in the Don Haskins
In the spring of 2009, sixty two school districts from around the state and nation participated.
College of Liberal Arts
Make an appointment with David Vasquez @ 747-5290
College of Science
Make an appointment with Ana Lee Covey @ 747-5290
Advising Mania with Dr. Pederson
Friday, February 26 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, March 26 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Major: Kinesiology/College of Health Sciences
Minor: EC-12 Education
Eligible for: Coaching/Teaching Kinesiology ONLY
Major: Subject Area (i.e. History, English)
Minor: Secondary Education
Eligible for: Teaching that subject area AND coaching a sport
The following education courses may be taken prior to admission into the Teacher Education Program.
SCED 3311 –Curriculum Planning in the Secondary School this should be taken before the Internship Semester. Requires 30 observation hours. *Music students see advisor.
RED 3342 –Reading and Study in the Content Area.
Content Methods Course –Methods courses vary by discipline. Please refer to your degree plan for your specific teaching methods course.
The following courses require admission to Teacher Education:
EDPC 3300 –Developmental Variations
SCED 3317 –Multicultural Education (Taken during student teaching semester in conjunction with SCED 4691)
SCED 4691/ TED 4696/ 4697/ 4698/ 4699 –Student Teaching
5 full days per week- Monday thru Friday
How will you support yourself/family for that semester? PLAN NOW!
English 1311, 1312 and Communication 1301/1302 with grades of “C” or better in each course.
Math 1319 or higher level math with a grade of “C” or better. (Math requirement varies by degree plan.)
The Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) or Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) with passing scores on math (230), writing (220), and reading (230).
Completion of 60 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or better.
You learn most of the material covered in your content exam in your freshman and sophomore level classes. Start thinking about your exams as soon as you have completed 60 credit hours towards your degree.
Apply to Teacher Education Program
Complete all courses except student teaching semester
Declare major. Take required math
Take THEA test
Apply for student teaching
Attend CASE “So you want to be a high school teacher!” workshop
Science majors- complete all lower division science courses
Prepare for & take UTEP content qualifying exam
Complete content and PPR UTEP qualifying and TExES teacher certification exams
Student Teaching and SCED 3317