Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, October 25, 1999
Tuition offer for future ESL teachers
Interested in earning certification to teach bilingual education or English
as a Second Language (ESL)? How about getting free tuition? The University
of Texas of the Permian Basin's Bilingual Program will host an information
session at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the student lounge.
The new Title VII program can fund 20 under-graduate students and 10
graduate students. Applications are now being accepted for positions that
will begin in January. Susan Martin Lara, Ed.D., UTPB coordinatory of bilingual
education, said tuition will be funded and books will be loaned to students
on the program.
This is the second grant program that will be in effect next semester.
An additional grant benefit is that graduate students serving as mentors
in the program also receive tuition.
Title VII stands for the Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education
Act. The federally funded programs are designed to prepare teachers to
teach in the Permian Basin region. The grants provide mentoring and training
for current and future bilingual/ESL teachers. All students in the program
are required to serve as mentors for others planning careers in education.
Graduate students mentor under-graduates, while under-graduate students
mentor high school students.
The Title VII undergraduate scholarships are for:
· Students who wish to become bilingual or ESL teachers or
· Students who wish to teach in any area and would like to add
a bilingual or ESL endorsement.
Title VII graduate scholarships are for:
· Students who are certified in bilingual or ESL education and
who wish to advance their careers in education.
· Students who want to obtain a bilingual or ESL certification,
possibly leading to Master's degree.
Interested persons and prospect students are invited to attend the session.
For more information call 552-2123.
Important meeting planned
A very important meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, at Austin
Elementary School Cafeteria.
The meeting is for anyone interested in participating in the 1999-2000
The main concern will be to focus on the children's playground.
Please make every effort to attend.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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