Funded Projects

The Academy for Teacher Excellence is fully funded through grants and partnerships. Below is a list of projects that are currently funded. 

ATE i3 Communities of Practices: (Interdisciplinary Ingenious Innovative) Communities of Practice, Pathways to Hispanic Students’ Success in STEM Areas
The I3 grant was made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The major goal of the ATE I3 Communities of Practice is to strengthen a model of collaboration between UTSA and Hispanic serving community colleges where STEM courses are aligned and instruction is enhanced to ensure that Hispanic and other low-income students are college ready and can graduate at UTSA. A priority for this program is to increase the number of Hispanics and other low-income students attaining a degree in STEM fields.

Sustainable Support System for Student Success (S5)
The S5 grant was made possible through a Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the grant is to strengthen the pipeline from high school through community colleges leading to higher enrollment and retention of Hispanic students at UTSA. 

San Antonio ISD Community Lab Schools
The Community Lab school project is a partnership between the College of Education and Human Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio ISD to enhance and support the work that is taking place at Crockett Elementary School and Douglass Elementary School to become model schools.

ATE-SAMC Teacher Quality- Algebra I Grant 
The Teacher Quality grant program is made available by funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and is designed for teachers of Algebra I and provides high quality standards-based professional development. Teachers gain a deeper understanding of mathematics concepts, specifically related to Algebra I by attending summer workshop sessions and attend follow-up sessions during the academic year. Teachers implement strategies/methodologies into their classrooms and share with other teachers.

Alamo STEM Workforce Commission
The Alamo STEM Workforce Coalition is a partnership with ATEAMS, ESC-20, P16+, SA Works, UTSA, and WSA. Our ultimate goal is to increase student awareness of careers in the Alamo region by coaching employers to provide engaging externships for educators, providing professional development and coaching for teachers to engage the future workforce with real world challenges for problem solving, and strengthen business-education partnerships that foster community economic development.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided funding to establish the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Potential science and math teachers from local community colleges receive mentoring and tutoring services to increase the likelihood of their success. These students participate in UTSA’s GE2MS program, which will enable them to finish in two years with a degree in science or math and teacher certification.

The Academy for Teacher Excellence Scholarship
The Long Foundation has contributed funding to provide scholarships to 76 student teachers. For more information on how to apply, visit the College of Education and Human Development scholarship page.

Líderes Avanzando
ATE received funding from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) to implement the Líderes Avanzando program for first generation, Latino college students. Students from UTSA and the community colleges participate in bi-monthly workshops to help them be successful in college.