Future Social Studies Teachers

The future is bright for Texas school districts and school children, as 12 UTEP undergraduates successfully completed HIST 4330: Teaching History/Social Studies.  This course serves as a capstone experience for pre-service secondary history and social studies teachers as they prepare to become state-certified.



Attention El Paso area teachers: Earn up to 8 CPE credits!

History Teaching Across Institutions

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UTEP CHTL Lesson Plan of the Week!

Why did Texas Secede from the Union in 1861?

Texas Ordinance of Secession adopted on Feb 1, 1861.

Texas Secession Lesson Plan

Thanks to the students of “HIST 5305: The U.S. War with Mexico”!!!

I greatly appreciate all of these outstanding graduate students, many of whom are teachers, for making “The U.S. War with Mexico” a challenging and rewarding course!

Student Teaching Forum and Area Teacher Q&A


The Center for History Teaching and Learning hosted a Student Teaching Forum on Saturday, April 29th, 2017,  to address questions, concerns, and experiences of current student teachers about their internship semester. The forum was meant to create a space for dialogue and support for student teachers and those who are interested in becoming History/Social Studies teachers. The discussion was followed by a Q&A session with area teachers, giving students the opportunity to ask questions about the profession and how they can best prepare for their role as future educators.

A special thank you to our panelists:
Student Teachers: Michelle Blackburn, Sal Alaniz, and Manuel Delgadillo
Teachers: Shawn Warswick, Gary Berglund, Mireya Perez, and Eddie Hinojos
High School Students: Iliana Flores and Mercedes Munoz

Thank you to all who were able to join us!

“Good Neighbors? The Relationship Between El Paso, Fort Bliss and Juarez 1943”

On Saturday, January 28th, 2017,  the UTEP Center for History Teaching and Learning and the El Paso County Historical Society proudly presented: “Good Neighbors? The Relationship Between El Paso, Fort Bliss, and Juarez 1943,” a lecture by Moriah Johnson. Moriah’s thoughtful and carefully researched presentation was an insightful reminder of the importance of studying local history.

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Winter Teaching Workshop 2017

The CHTL and UTEP’s Department of History hosted its third annual winter teaching workshop. This year’s workshop highlighted the innovative teaching methods of two of the history department’s faculty. Dr. Yolanda Leyva and Dr. Patrick Iber demonstrated their creative and unique approaches to facilitate learning in their classrooms, as well as foster a greater appreciation for their craft.  


3rd Annual Winter Teaching Workshop

Innovative Teaching Showcase

Dr. Patrick Iber

Dr. Yolanda Leyva

Thursday, January 12, 2017

LART 322 @ 10:00 am

This year’s annual winter workshop highlights the teaching methods of two of the history department’s faculty.  Both Dr. Patrick Iber and Dr. Yolanda Leyva will demonstrate the ways in which they facilitate history teaching and learning in unique and creative ways.  These two 45-minute sessions are designed to generate dialogue, as well as provide an opportunity for all history faculty, graduate students, and those interested in history teaching to get together prior to the start of the new semester.  Refreshments will be provided.

Graduate Student Poster Session

The CHTL and UTEP’s History Department hosted a poster session for graduate student research on Wednesday, November 30th.  Seventeen MA and Ph.D. students presented posters to their peers and a number of UTEP faculty members.  Veronica Garcia won the award for Best Oral Presentation and Christine Llewellyn won Best Poster Presentation.