Posted on September 29, 2023 by Frances Sanchez


September 28, 2023---Teaching is no small feat. Teachers' contributions every day inside and outside the classroom directly impact the development of our future leaders. For this, the College of Education and Human Development annually recognizes educators on Oct. 5 th , known as World Teachers Day (WTD).

WTD is a nationally recognized day honoring teachers around the globe. It began as a day to commemorate the anniversary of adopting the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers . COEHD will host events on Oct. 5th at the downtown and 1604 campus to recognize and honor what our educators and pre-clinical and clinical teachers do and recruit students who might be considering adding teaching to their degree plans.

The first event is at the Sombrilla on the 1604 campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where students can mingle with COEHD staff and inquire about our programs. Blue Ribbons will be available for students and staff throughout the day.

The second event will be held at the downtown campus Riklin Auditorium in the Frio St. (RM 1.406) from 5:30-7 p.m. with remarks from COEHD Dean Mario Torres. San Antonio Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez has secured World Teachers Day as a Proclamation Day in San Antonio. The proclamation was formalized on Wednesday, Sept. 27th. The mixer will also include a reading from Mr. Steve Davidson, Mrs. Janna Clements, and Ms. Elizabeth Garcia‘s book “17 Stories: Students finding meaning through teaching & service.”

Attendees include COEHD faculty and staff, graduated COEHD practicing teachers, current students, and pre-clinical and clinical teachers from San Antonio. Follow us @UTSACOEHD for more information.


— Frances Sanchez