On October 5, the TAMIU College of Education and LISD’s Early College High School combined efforts to acknowledge twenty-two Early College High School students who are on the path to become teachers. In observance of World Teacher Day, these students were presented with certificates of honor from Congressman Henry Cuellar, and were given COED t-shirts to commemorate their journey as pre-education candidates.
College of Education Dean Dr. James O’Meara was a speaker at the event, and was excited to empower these teacher candidates. “This pre-education program,” he says, “helps to provide local students affordable access to quality teacher education in Laredo. These students are the future teachers of Laredo, so it’s so important for us to empower them through every step of the process to becoming a teacher.”
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) declared October 5th to be World Teachers’ Day in 1994, to commemorate the day in 1966 that adopted new governmental recommendations that set international standards for the rights and responsibilities of teachers to advance teaching and learning conditions and opportunities. Read more about UNESCO’s World Teacher Day here.
Melinda Lee Downie