Meet Our Staff
Patricia Rocha, Ph.D.
As director of the Office of Educator Preparation, Dr. Rocha works with departmental leaders across the University regarding educator certification requirements, assists in recruiting students from high-needs teaching fields into teacher education, and works with school district administrators to provide field experiences for students working toward initial teacher certification.
Working in close collaboration with director and staff to support the implementation of program expectations, and acts as a direct support for student teaching faculty.
Angela's primary role is to recommend candidates to the State Board for Educator Certification. Other duties include advising Stand-Alone Teacher Certification students, processing applications for Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program, TExES test approval, and preparing certification plans.
Magdalena is the office manager for the Office of Educator Preparation. The Office Manager oversees purchasing, hiring of faculty and staff, and other administrative duties.
Student Teacher Placement Specialist
Julia works with school districts throughout the state of Texas and university departments regarding student teacher placement. She also oversees 30-hour Observation arrangements for post-baccalaureate students.