Let’s Travel. The Department of Education follows the University’s “Go Global” initiative and exposes its students to classrooms around the world. Students travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico each summer to work with the Santa Julia Orphanage, while others join faculty-led, service-oriented study abroad trips to India, Thailand and Peru.
Passing Grade. More than 99 percent of the graduates of the WTAMU Teacher Preparation Program pass the state-mandated teacher competency exam.
Organizations Chair. Susan Allen, director of the PACE program, serves as chair of Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education and is past-president of Texas Alternative Certification Association.
It’s a BRIDGE. The Department of Education looks after its own—even after graduation. The department, in conjunction with Region 16 Education Service Center, offers a web-based mentoring program where faculty members can assist and support graduates in their careers as new teachers. The program offers new teachers a variety of resources and links as well as the ability to communicate with former professors for advice.