Programa de Preparación de Maestros de UPR Aguadilla (PPM UPRAg)

Educator Preparation Program
University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla

The PPM UPRAg has been placed under Probationary Status by the accreditation agency (CAEP) in November 2019 and the probation visit is scheduled for June 6—8, 2021.
This Teacher Preparation Program is based on a learning communities’ perspective under which everyone can develop, participate, and grow through community involvement. As a result, learning communities, teamwork, and cooperative cork of the highest caliber as a fundamental part of our program. Furthermore, the general education component places emphasis on areas such as content knowledge, skills, dispositions, ethics, and educational technology.

Our program also places great importance on academic activities such as creative expression for the development of the candidate as well as other members of the university community. We consider the human being as an active part of its own development and learning, so we provide the space for this growth. Consequently, our candidates develop the capacity to produce and integrate history, society, and culture into their teaching in dynamic ways.

Mission

The mission of our Teacher Preparation Program is in harmony with the goals and objectives of the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla Strategic Plan. This innovative teacher preparation program is committed to the development of elementary and secondary highly qualified educators with sound knowledge in general education, in the principles, concepts, and processes of the discipline they plan to teach and in the effective and creative use of educational technology for the development of powerful teaching and learning strategies.

Vision

In accordance with the vision of the University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, this Teacher Preparation Program responds to the commitment of being a model of excellence. The program completers will be recognized as knowledgeable, reflective, and transforming professionals in continuous learning, with the capacity to modify educational processes within a global and democratic society. In addition, they will model social responsibility, respect, commitment, ethics, and sensitivity towards human beings, their environment, and their culture.

Areas of Study:

PPM-UPRAG Professional Dispositions

Candidates should demonstrate that they:

  1. respect diversity.
  2. model and promote fairness.
  3. apply a reflective approach towards teaching and learning.
  4. recognize that every student has the potentiality to learn.

Completer Profile

The program will train graduated professionals with the knowledge and skills that allow them to:

  • Serve as teachers of ESL at elementary or secondary level.
  • Know the nature of human development and its educational implications and understand the foundations of universal culture.
  • Integrate technology resources into education through the practical study of the theories that support its application, the analysis of studies and research, and the evaluation and selection of educational programs.
  • Adjust the curriculum to the different styles, rhythms, and potentialities of individual learning, as well as the needs, attitudes, aspirations, and points of view of their students.
  • Make well-documented decisions for the evaluation and use of modern technology and the global communication network, creatively applying it in the teaching-learning process.
  • Carry out the continuous process of self-analysis and self-evaluation that contribute to their personal and professional improvement.

Teacher Preparation Program Faculty: English Department

Prof. Hiramys Santiago Ramírez – Directora Interina
Catedrática Asociada; B.A. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 1990; M.A. Akron University, Ohio, 1994. Certificate in Educational Technology, World Campus, Penn State, 2004.
Oficina B201, Extensión 3308. Correo electrónico: hiramys.santiago@upr.edu

Dra. Michelle Crespo Ortiz
Catedrática; B.A. – English Education, IAU, San Germán, 1985; M.A.- English Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 1991; Ed. D.- Ed. D. Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metro, 2009.
Oficina B208, Extensión 4468. Correo electrónico: michelle.crespo2@upr.edu

Prof. Robert Guzmán Sosa
Catedrático Asociado; B.A. – Elementary English, IAU, Aguadilla, 1988; M.A. – Bilingual Education, Early Childhood, SUNNY Búfalo, 1991
Oficina B200, Extensión 4404. Correo electrónico: robert.guzman@upr.edu

Prof. Arlinda López Rodríguez
Catedrática Auxiliar; M.A.-TESOL, InterAmerican University, San Germán, 2001; B.A. Secondary Education-TESOL, IAU-Aguadilla, 1989
Oficina B203, Extensión 4402. Correo electrónico: arlinda.lopez@upr.edu

Prof. Ariana Morgan Gilliam
Instructora; B.A. English Literature, InterAmerican University, 1989; English Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 1995
Oficina B205, Extensión 4403. Correo electrónico: ariana.morgan@upr.edu

Prof. Belinda Rodríguez Loperena
Instructora; B.A. – Modern Languages, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Río Piedras, 1995; M.A. TESL, 2008
Oficina B203, Extensión 4402. Correo electrónico: belinda.rodriguez@upr.edu

Prof. Leira Martínez Toro
Instructora; B.A. Bachelor of Arts in English, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, M.A. Masters of Arts in English Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez
Oficina B204, Extensión 4405. Correo electrónico: leira.martinez@upr.edu

Dra. Verenice Rodríguez Ruiz
Catedrática Auxiliar; B.A. in Office Systems, UPR Aguadilla, 2003; M.B.A. Ana G Mendez University, 2008; PhD in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, NOVA Southeastern University, 2016.
Oficina B205, Extensión 4403. Correo electrónico: vernice.rodriguez@upr.edu

Dra. Alison Torres Ramos
Catedrática Auxiliar; B.A. in Secondary Education in English with Multimedia Technology, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Aguadilla, 2009; M.A. in Education English as a Second Language, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 2012; PhD in English, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2017.
Oficina B208, Extensión 4468. Correo electrónico: alison.torres@upr.edu

Prof. Jaison González Arocho
Instructor: B.A. in Secondary Education in English with Multimedia Technology, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Aguadilla, 2007; M.A. in Technology and Education, Caribbean University, Bayamón, 2011.
Oficina B204, Extensión 4405. Correo electrónico: jaison.gonzalez2@upr.edu

Prof. Francisco Guerrero Capella
Instructor: B.A. of Agricultural Sciences, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez, 1979; M.A. Telecommunications Systems, University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, 1985; M.A. in English Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 2014
Oficina B200, Extensión 4404. Correo electrónico: francisco.guerrero@upr.edu

Prof. Marilyn Sanabria Rivera
Instructor: B.A. in Secondary Education in English with Multimedia Technology, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Aguadilla, 2014, B.A. Degree in Natural Sciences, Concentration in Biomedical Sciences, 2014;
M.A. in English Education, UPR-Mayaguez, 2019
Oficina B204, Extensión 4405. Correo electrónico: marilyn.sanabria@upr.edu

Prof. Mildred M. Vargas Astacio
Instructor: B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 2017; M.A. in English Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 2020
Oficina B204, Extensión 4405. Correo electrónico: mildred.vargas2@upr.edu

Prof. Marylian Rivera Villanueva
Instructor: B.A. in English Literature, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 2009; M.A. in English Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 2012; Ph.D. in progress, Second Language Research, InterAmerican University, Ponce Campus
Oficina B204, Extensión 4405. Correo electrónico: marylian.rivera@upr.edu

Teacher Preparation Program Faculty: Education Department
 
Dra. Ángela L. Méndez Villanueva, Directora Interina
Extensiones: 2241, 3336. Correo electrónico: angela.mendez1@upr.edu

Ayala Lizardi, Eldon
Catedrático. Instructor en Educación. M.A. Ed. en Ciencias del Movimiento de la Universidad Interamericana en San Germán; B.A. en Artes con Concentración en Educación Física de la Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayagüez.
Oficina: B-121, Extensión: 4412
Correo electrónico: eldon.ayala@upr.edu

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