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Located in the bicultural, bilingual and bi-national context of the border, the Department of Teacher Education seeks to prepare teachers and researchers who critically analyze educational practices in light of our diverse community and who can understand global issues in education. Highlights of our programs are the University’s unique location on the U.S.-Mexico border and faculty with expertise in preparing teachers and researchers to work with Latino/as and English Language Learners.



At the undergraduate level, we prepare teachers who:

  • Demonstrate the pedagogical and content knowledge, skills, and dispositions that help all students learn
  • Design learning environments that are infused with educational analysis and critique in the context of culture, community, power and knowledge;
  • Understand the social, political and historical implications of diverse educational models; and
  • Lead to improved educational programs in the communities they serve.

At the graduate level we assist educators in their professional development through several master degree options and through programs for certification as Texas Master Teachers. Early Childhood and Bilingual Education Master's Degrees are fully online.

For more information on these graduate programs visit the Department's Graduate Programs website at:
http://academics.utep.edu/tedgrad or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Through our PhD program in Teaching, Learning, and Culture, faculty and graduate students collaborate in diverse research projects, with the objective of solving particular local educational issues, as well as contribute to the knowledge base of diverse fields of study.
For more information visit the TLC Ph.D. program website at: http://coe.utep.edu/ted/index.php/phdtlc


In the area of scholarship, faculty members publish in national refereed journals that are recognized in their respective fields. We conduct and make public research that focuses on educational experiences on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border in order to inform the field of educational research about teaching and learning in diverse, and particularly, multilingual communities such as ours. We contribute to the university vision to create and maintain multicultural, inter-American educational research collaborations.