Education graduates celebrate induction into teaching
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 | By
University of Houston-Victoria education students listen as Chance Glenn, UHV provost and vice president for academic affairs, speaks about the importance of education during the UHV College of Education & Health Professions' Student Teacher Induction Ceremony Tuesday at UHV Commons. Nearly 100 family, friends, UHV faculty and staff attended the ceremony, which the college hosts to induct graduating education students who have finished their student teaching requirements into the teaching profession. Sixteen of the 18 students graduating this semester attended the ceremony and received engraved pins, UHV bags filled with teacher supplies and gift bags from their field supervisors. Students in the JagsTeach program also received cords to wear for commencement. The college also announced where each student would be teaching in the fall. Nearly all of the students in attendance have already accepted teaching positions in Port Lavaca, Katy, Nixon-Smiley, Rockport-Fulton, Victoria, El Campo, Westhoff, Ezzell, Gonzales and the Houston areas.
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers
courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education,
Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional
site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State
Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and
the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population,
as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.