Texas A&M University-Kingsville

College of Education and Human Performance

Teacher Education Highlights

  • The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is one of the top five programs offered at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

  • Students benefit from a faculty and staff who have experience working with diverse populations in culturally dynamic educational setting.

  • The Educator Preparation Program features:
    • Research-based teaching methods
    • Outcome-based performance assessments
    • Field-based experiences in area public and private schools

  • The 2017 National Student Teacher of the Year, Cerelia Diaz, is a graduate of Texas A&M-Kingsville’s EPP program.

  • Our Title V Scholarship Grant awards over 200 scholarships each year.

  • Many of our EPP graduates go on to pursue degrees and leadership roles in private, public, and higher education school settings.

  • A new elementary school in San Antonio opened its doors for the 2018-2019 academic year, named in honor of Texas A&M-Kingsville alumna Dr. Linda G. Mora, who retired after 48 years of experience in public education.

  • Alumni of Texas A&M-Kingsville education program have gone on to earn statewide recognition for their leadership and contributions to education in Texas, including:

    • Alumnus Marcos Flores, principal of Calallen Middle School, was named Top Secondary School Principal in the State by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals in 2015.

    • Arturo Almendarez, superintendent of the Calallen Independent School District, was honored by the Texas Association of School Boards as the Superintendent of the Year in 2010.

    • Alumnus Juan Cabrera is currently superintendent of the El Paso Independent School District. In 2015, he was selected the Texas Latino Superintendent of the Year and in 2014, he was chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the first National ConnectED Superintendents Summit at the White House.