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A collaborative effort between the College
of Arts and Sciences and the College
of Education, Teach North Texas is UNT's
newest initiative dedicated to preparing
undergraduate math, science and
computer science majors to obtain teach-
ing certification in those highly sought
areas. This new effort will train an addi-
tional 60 new math and science teachers
To learn more about Teach North Texas,
visit www, unt.edu/tntresearch
John Quintanilla is a co diiectoi of Teach
North Texas, which will provide future
teachers with classroom experience as early
"We think that our students will appreciate the connections between what they learn
in Teach North Texas and the multiple field experiences they'll
have practicing their teaching skills in public schools." JOHN QUINIANILLA
- JOHN (UINTANILLA
Quintanilla says. "We think that our students
will appreciate the connections between what
they learn in Teach North Texas and the
multiple field experiences they'll have prac-
ticing their teaching skills in public schools."
A collaborative effort between the
College of Arts and Sciences and the College
of Education, the program will provide
students with classroom experience as early
as their freshman year.
Another key aspect will be students'
interactions with master teachers. The master
teachers are experienced high school teachers
hired by UNT to teach courses, supervise
field work and offer mentorship and real-
world advice to the students.
One of the major aims of the program
is for the students to earn degrees in science,
math or computer science and acquire
teaching certification in four years. Because
that's a big career decision, the program
will offer two free one-credit-hour courses
to help students decide if they really want
to pursue a teaching path.
Quintanilla and Harris are confident
that dozens of students a year will say yes.
If Teach North Texas and other UNT
teacher-training programs result in hundreds
of career teachers who might otherwise have
bolted for a cushy corporate job or perhaps
never gone into teaching in the first place, the
positive impact on the students they teach -
and, by extension, the positive impact on the
rest of us - could be enormous.
"I feel," Harris says, "as if this enables
UNT to fulfill its obligation to society." I
UNT RESEARCH 2008
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