Enhancing Your Degree

There are several ways to get involved at the College of Education that will enrich your time here. In addition to your academics, it is important to get out and make connections, friends, and memories that will enhance your education. By joining an organization, mentor program, or studying abroad, you will learn valuable life lessons that you can carry on to your career.

Academic Enrichment Opportunities

FIGS/TriGS

FIGs (First-Year Interest Group) and TrIGs (Transfer Interest Group) are cohorts of about 20 students who take two to three classes together and attend a weekly seminar facilitated by a peer mentor and a College of Education advisor. FIGs and TrIGs are a great way to meet other students who have similar interests.

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Study Abroad

Studying abroad can open you up to a world of experiences and opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. Education majors have plenty of options to take classes abroad, while engaging with new people, local cultures, and new ideas.

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P.O.W.E.R. Program

The P.O.W.E.R. (Promoting Opportunities With Educational Resources) program’s primary goal is to assist students in reaching beyond their full potential. POWER provides guidance and support that will cultivate greatness in their academic career. Regular meetings with academic advisors will impart proactive measures for students to develop a mentoring relationship and the opportunity to explore every aspect of their academic accomplishments.

PALs Program

The PALs program is designed to allow current students to become mentors to promote leadership and success.  Students have an opportunity to assist with recruitment and retention efforts, as well as conduct workshops when needed.

Leadership Opportunities

Student Organizations

Our student organizations provide a way for you to stay active and involved in the community and on campus. Students have opportunities to get practical experience in their field while making friends that share similar interests and passions.

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Student Ambassador Program

Student Ambassadors represent current students by being present at college events such as Longhorn Saturdays, Career Fairs, and Family Weekend. As a student ambassador, you can show off your school pride and act as a leader and role model for both current and prospective students.

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Texas Education Scholars

This is a program for selected students admitted to the College of Education. The two-year program aims to provide the benefits of a small college atmosphere while preparing students to become future leaders through a variety of training, mentorship opportunities, and community involvement.

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