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Urban Teacher Education Program

Urban Teacher Education Program

Core Professional Knowledge and Experiences

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.