ATE provides opportunities to faculty and graduate students to conduct quantitative and qualitative research that informs administrators, teachers, university faculty, and community members with research-based practices.
ATE Research Objectives include:
- Studies around issues affecting culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, and the quality of education that they receive.
- Faculty development opportunities to enhance their instruction for a CLD student population through revised course syllabi and teaching methods;
- Academic preparation of Hispanic/Latina/o and low-income students to pursue an education degree and teacher certification particularly in bilingual education, special education, mathematics, and science instruction;
- Opportunities for to learn and seek ways of becoming more effective in guiding, retaining, and graduating CLD and low income students;
- Linkages with community colleges and school districts to create a seamless system of education that is culturally and linguistically sensitive to a diverse student population.
Over the years ATE has provided funding opportunities for faculty members at UTSA to engage in research activities with colleagues and graduate students across departments and colleges. Research awards support projects designed to provide new insights and solutions to problems and issues associated with the education and retention of P-20 Latin@/Hispanic and low-income students.