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LETU Graduate Named Texas Student Teacher of the Year


Recent LeTourneau University graduate Matthew C. Bradley has been recognized as a 2011 Texas Student Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas. Bradley graduated in May and did his student teaching in the spring of 2011 semester at Pine Tree ISD, teaching fifth grade language arts and 7th grade Texas history.

State judging took place during the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) summer conference recently in Austin, Texas.

Bradley has been hired by Hogg Middle School in Tyler, Texas, to teach seventh grade language arts beginning in the Fall 2011 semester.

Dean of LETU's School of Education Dr. Wayne Jacobs said Bradley's honor is indicative of the quality of the school's students and its program.

"We are proud of Matthew's accomplishments in student teaching," Jacobs said. "He is an example of the quality of students we are blessed to have in our program. Our teachers are some of the best in the state, and we are excited to have another 'shining star' recognized in this way."

LeTourneau University prepares more teachers every year than any other private higher education institution in the state of Texas, according to data taken from reports prepared by the State Board of Education. LETU offers degree programs in kinesiology, psychology and teacher education as well as a Master of Education degree program and a TEACH program, both specifically designed for adult learners.

LeTourneau University is an interdenominational Christian university located in Longview, Texas, offering academic majors in aeronautical science, business, education, engineering, health care, the humanities and sciences. LeTourneau University also offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs for working adults online and at educational centers in Austin, Bedford, Dallas, Houston and Tyler.

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