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Professor engaged in conversation with students in the classroom

The UTEP trainee receives instruction and is guided through practice and reflection related to a common core of pedagogy, based on the knowledge, abilities and qualities applicable to all beginning teachers;

  • Content Knowledge
  • Instructional Practices
  • Multicultural Approaches
  • Professional Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Learner
  • Human Relations
  • Moral and Ethical Dimensions
  • Professional Development

Instruction is distinct at different stages of students’ development, practice and reflection. The structure of grade-level and age-specific development reflects three overlapping grade structures: elementary grades (1-6), middle grades (5-9, and high school (9-12).