The Office of Outreach and Precollege programs administers programs in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) such as Texas Pre-Freshmen Engineering Program (TexPREP) and the Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program in order to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in post-secondary education, especially in the STEM fields, through academic preparation.
The Office of Outreach and Precollege programs also serves to facilitate early intervention at middle and high schools through Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Creating a Vision. GEAR UP seeks to increase the number of low income and minority students graduating and entering post-secondary studies through direct services, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, summer coursework, professional development to teachers, and parental involvement activities. In addition, GEAR UP provides academic support and guidance to students during their first year in college.
The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) serves the higher education needs of migrant students who desire to achieve a college education at TAMIU.
GEAR UP, MSEIP and CAMP programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. TexPREP is a State and Local funded program.