(April 29, 2014) -- The UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will induct 200 students into the teaching profession at its upcoming Teacher Induction Ceremony.
Celebrating the achievements of students who have completed student teaching and other teaching certification requirements, the ceremony will be at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 1 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom at the UTSA Main Campus.
The COEHD has certified and graduated nearly 7,500 K-12 educators since UTSA's first graduating class in1974, the most of any university in San Antonio. Many of its graduates go on to teach within San Antonio.
"UTSA has consistently produced high-quality teachers who use their personal experiences to better serve their students," said Janet Scott, COEHD student teaching director.
Javier Martinez, who completed his student teaching at Leon Springs Elementary School, remembers his experiences of being bullied as a young student. He wants to go back to the halls of those same schools he grew up in and help students in similar situations.
"I always wanted to go back to SAISD, where I went, to give back to the students there, especially those of low socio-economic status like I was," Martinez said. He is one of many students who has already accepted a job offer. He will be working at SAISD.
Filarquina Garcia, an immigrant from Guadalajara, will become a bilingual education teacher, which is something she never had growing up. At 10 years old, she was placed in an English-only class, but now she realizes the importance of bilingualism and wants to instill that in her future students.
"I want to empower children to show them that they have all the capabilities to succeed," Garcia said.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
This is a terrific opportunity for incoming transfer students to network with staff that serve our veteran, non-traditional, and transferring students, as well as meet transfer peer mentors who can help answer questions about UTSA.
Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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