Core Professional Knowledge and Experiences
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).’
Community experiences and seminars in specific knowledge and practice are additions which differentiate UTEP’ Option I from the regular undergraduate preparation program.
Option I coursework carries the same titles and numbers as other School of Education requirements. Courses differ in content, manner and site of delivery.