(May 16, 2012) --- The University of Texas at San Antonio is launching two new graduate certificates this fall. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Rhetoric and Composition will be offered through the UTSA Graduate School.
ABA will be available through the Department of Educational Psychology in partnership with the Special Education Area in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching. This 15-hour certificate is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in developing basic skills in applied behavioral analysis. Applied behavior analysts conduct behavioral assessments and develop interventions to support student learning. There is no other similar certificate offered within Bexar County.
The graduate certificate in Rhetoric and Composition under the Department of English is a 12-credit-hour program available to degree-seeking students who have been admitted to any UTSA graduate program and graduate students who meet the requirements outlined in the UTSA Graduate Catalog. The certificate offers coursework in advanced, interdisciplinary study of language and language instruction, encompassing theoretical, applied and academic aspects of discourse. It is designed for graduate students interested in working at the masters or doctoral level in rhetoric and composition. UTSA will be the first San Antonio area university to offer the certificate.
"The introduction of these new certificate programs exemplifies UTSA's goal of meeting the needs of our students and our community at large," said Dorothy Flannagan, dean of the UTSA Graduate School. "We are proud to be the first university in the San Antonio area to offer either of these certificates."
Current UTSA graduate students can earn the certificates in addition to their degree of study. Candidates can apply for a graduate certificate by enrolling at UTSA as a special non-degree seeking graduate student.
For more information, call 210-458-4330 or visit the UTSA Graduate School at http://graduateschool.utsa.edu/.
The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus
This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus
Graduate student uses storytelling to highlight important issues facing children
As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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