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Preparing Teachers for Today's Classrooms

Educate. Engage. Enlighten.

Teacher Spotlight

Alea Welch

UIW Graduate - '19 BA

1st Grade Teacher

School of Science and Technology-Schertz

Alea was designated Exemplary by TEA and awarded a Teacher Incentive Allotment for the 2022-2023 school year. This honor is awarded to top performing teachers within their district and celebrates teachers with compensation and recognition through teacher designations. 

Congratulations to Alea on earning this very prestigious recognition!

"UIW gave me a solid foundation on how to be an impactful teacher. My time at UIW inspired me be the teacher I always wished I had. I am so grateful for the everlasting impact UIW has instilled in me as as a teacher and a member of the community. 


Who We Are
The UIW Teacher Induction Program was created in 2012 to provide graduates with high-quality support as they transition into the teaching profession. The UIW Teacher Network was designed with three main facets: induction support, professional development, and professional networking.


One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.

- Malala Yousafzai

Ami Giguere, BA '11,
'16 MAT

"I've been blessed with a rock solid foundation in my education leading up to becoming a teacher. I owe so much to my professors at UIW for preparing me to be the best version of myself for my students and school community."


Crystal Perez, '15 BA

“As a first-year teacher, I was often overwhelmed with various tasks that teachers need to complete by the end of the day. I can not thank UIW enough for all the support they offered me over the course of my first year of teaching.” 


Emily Macias, BA '22

"My professors provided me with engaging activities and resources that I currently use. My well-rounded classroom experiences allowed me to learn from other teachers, which has been vital in discovering myself as an educator."

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UIW is a Nationally Accredited Program

UIW is a State and Nationally Accredited Teacher Preparation Program.  The UIW Teacher Education Department offers degree programs to prepare Texas certified teachers. Graduates of the UIW Teacher Education Program meet state licensure requirements established by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).


The Dreeben School of Education was first accredited by the TEA in January 1973 and maintains accreditation. The most recent continuing approval review was conducted in the spring of 2022.  TEA accreditation reviews are conducted every five years.

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