(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.
UTSA open up the 2016 football season under new coach Frank Wilson at home. The Roadrunners host the Alabama State Hornets. Kick off is set for 6 p.m.
District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg and State Sen. José Menéndez host a Cultural Conversations event at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures to talk about issues of intolerance and ways to unify the community.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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Main Building Auditorium, MB 0.104, Main Campus
The UTSA International Conference on Aging inthe Americas seeks to address the important context in understanding how characteristics of physical, social and economic environments give rise to disparities in Latino health in older adults.
UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Bldg. Southwest Room (DB 1.124)
UTSA Mexico Center director Dr. Harriett Romo and program coordinator Olivia Mogollon, along with U.S. and Mexican scholars discuss migration between Mexico and the U.S. during this panel presentation.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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