National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Fall 2000


Published in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 1:2, Fall/Winter 2000. Copyright © 2000 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


During the fall semester of 1995, a unique partnership opportunity was presented to the Colleges of Science and Education at the University of Texas at EI Paso (UTEP). A National Science Foundation Request for Proposals was received from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE). It required Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education to form collaboratives involving the improvement in the preparation of K -12 science and mathematics teachers: A Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP). Although unknown at the time, this would result in Honors education opportunities for students seeking teacher certification.