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(Jan. 25, 2010)--The UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence will host information sessions for the Accelerated Teacher Education Program (A-TEP) at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26 in Main Building Room 0.204 on the UTSA Main Campus and Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Buena Vista Street Building Room 1.322 at the UTSA Downtown Campus.

A-TEP is a transition-to-teaching program funded by the Department of Education. The comprehensive teacher preparation program prepares and certifies mathematics, science and special education teachers.

Prerequisites for the program are:

  • Bachelor's degree in math or science, or a degree in a math- or science-related field of study or a human services or human-related field of study
  • 24 credit hours in the content area for which student is seeking certification (with 12 hours of upper-level course work in math or science)
  • 3.0 G.P.A. for the last 60 hours completed

The Academy for Teacher Excellence was established as a hub for school districts, community colleges and UTSA to collaboratively research, design, implement and evaluate educational programs that address emerging, statewide and local educational issues associated with a growing diverse student population. A major focus is the implementation of a Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions grant to leverage resources in the community to better prepare teachers in classrooms with a diverse student population.

To register for an information session, e-mail ate@utsa.edu with the name and date of the scheduled information session. For more information, call 210-458-6170 or 210-458-6174.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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