The College of Education at The University of Texas-Pan American is coordinating a series of review sessions for teachers and future teachers who are planning to take the ExCET or teacher certification exam.
All certification candidates must attend one ExCET review session before registering to take the exam. All UT Pan American review sessions are free of charge.
Review sessions for elementary certification will be Elementary Comprehensive (Math and Language Arts), Feb. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Elementary Bilingual Comprehensive, Feb. 26, March 5 and April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. and May 1 from 8 a.m. to noon; Professional Development, Feb. 26, March 5 and April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Early Childhood, March 2, March 3 and April 30 from 5 to 10 p.m.; Elementary Comprehensive (Science), March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Generic Special Education, Feb. 27, March 27 and May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and Elementary Comprehensive, April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. and May 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Secondary certification review sessions will be Secondary Professional Development, Feb. 23, March 2 and March 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Professional Development, Feb. 26 and April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Kinesiology Benchmark Exam, Feb. 28 and March 7 from 9 to 11 a.m.; Mathematics, Feb. 27, March 27, April 17 and May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon; History, April 3 at 3:45 p.m.; and English, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Review sessions for certification in the graduate-level counseling program will be Test-Taking Skills, March 2 and May 4; Overview, March 5 and May 14; Legal and Ethical Issues, April 1; Theories and Group, April 2; and Measurement, April 6. All review sessions in the counseling program will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
All ExCET review sessions will be held on the UT Pan American campus or at the UT Pan American Annex at 2412 S. Closner Blvd. in Edinburg. For specific buildings and room numbers and for more information, call the ExCET office at 381-3405.
March 20, 1998, is the registration deadline for the next administration of ExCET, which will be April 25.
To register for the exam, current and former students of UT Pan American must meet the eligibility requirements established by the UT Pan American Teacher Education Committee. Graduates and students who attended other institutions must meet similar requirements at those institutions.
Those meeting the criteria, which include the completion of at least one ExCET review session, will be eligible to receive a bar code that allows them to register for ExCET. Those who attended an institution other than UT Pan American must contact that institution to receive a bar code.
Certified teachers who are adding additional certifications at the undergraduate level do not need a bar code to register and are not required to attend review sessions.