There is no College of Education at UPRM. Established in 1966 and headed by the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP or PPM in Spanish) offers the full range of initial teacher preparation education courses to candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree or are pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UPRM as well as to those enrolled in the Math Education or Teaching in Physical Education programs. Altogether, the TPP prepares teacher candidates in 12 areas: art, biology, business education, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physical education, physical science, social studies, Spanish, and theater. The TPP offers fundamental education courses in alternate route including methodology and teaching practice needed by teacher candidates who are:
1) pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UPRM in a non-educational program,
2) holding a bachelor’s degree in a non-educational field from any accredited institution, or
3) pursuing a BA in K-12 Teaching in Physical Education or a BS in Mathematics Education.