OC2UTPB: Teaching in 3

The University has partnered with Odessa College to create an accelerated, career-track program for those who aspire to become a teacher.It is a three-year accelerated teacher education program designed to get more teachers into classrooms at a faster pace. Students in the program can take day, evening and in some cases, even weekend courses. They will also receive additional support and professional development.

Students enrolled in the program will take 1 ½ years of Odessa College courses, followed by 1 ½ years of UT Permian Basin courses. Certification emphasis will be in Early Childhood through 6thgrade with options for specialization. At the end of the program, students will have earned an associate of arts degree in teaching and a bachelor of arts degree in multidisciplinary studies with E-6 certification.