Who We Are

Focus on the responsibility of a teacher.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” These words truly embody the spirit of ETI. We believe it is our teachers who are on the front lines of instilling great social change, and improving lives today, and for the future generations. So, training teachers means training leaders, and helping our teachers understand the impact of their profession and the responsibility they hold every time they stand in front of their classroom.

Teaching the importance of self care.

Our urban communities struggle with poverty, higher paying jobs for working families and affordable housing solutions, and these challenges often spill over into our classrooms. Using mental health training, social-emotional workshops and mindfulness training, ETI establishes a holistic approach to teaching and lays a foundation of self-care that is critical to the long-term success of individual teachers, and making a difference.

Laying a foundation in social & emotional learning.

Research shows that social and emotional learning not only leads to greater education outcomes, but also leads to higher lifetime achievement, lower crime and greater long-term physical and mental health.  As SEL is becoming a guiding force in education, ETI is committed to laying a broad foundation of SEL in the teachers we train, putting them on the leading edge of innovative classroom learning today, reducing teacher burnout and establishing the need for growth and evolution in how we teach.

Intensive clinical preparation & practice.

With training in innovative teaching disciplines like STEM, Special Education, Bilingual Education and ESL, ETI offers the most relevant skill set at an affordable tuition rate that allows many to graduate with undergrad and graduate degrees with little or no debt. And, as one of only a handful of programs in the region offering a full year student teacher experience, ETI is more than just teacher education, it’s teaching experience.  The Emerging Teacher Institute at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Smart. Collaborative. Forward thinking. Using education to re-shape our community, and our future.