Our Core Values


The vision of the program is to give every child in our schools the opportunity to live a quality and rewarding life as a result of a quality Early Childhood through 12th-grade education.


The mission of the program is to prepare teacher candidates with pedagogical knowledge and skills/strong subject matter knowledge to ensure every student succeeds.


The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and STAAR have created a paradigm shift in how we educate our children in Texas. The educational goals mentioned below can become a reality, provided teachers receive the appropriate professional training. The professionals can model and guide the teacher candidates to acquire the knowledge and skills that effective classroom teachers possess to:

  • Educate all children.
  • Provide for individual differences.
  • Create strategic readers.
  • Create strategic writers.
  • Create independent thinkers.
  • Create problem solvers.
  • Give students the necessary knowledge and skills to become independent learners.


Through collaborative planning and goal-setting, it has been established that our Teachers For The 21st Century Program will achieve the following:

  • A high-quality and ongoing mentoring relationship between an intern and a master teacher.
  • Strong preparation in subject content areas and educational and pedagogical methods.
  • Collaboration among high-performing educators, partnering with area school districts and intern teachers.
  • Increase multicultural diversity and effective ACP teachers.
  • Hands-on teaching and learning in a realistic classroom setting before permanent placement.