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University of Texas El Paso

Ready to join a bold legacy of leaders who kindle curiosity, challenge minds and positively impact the lives of children? Start your path to teaching – the career where you make a difference every day. UTEP’s Miner Teacher Residency program provides the gold-standard in teacher preparation while you earn your degree. Through hands-on practice, one-on-one coaching, and wrap-around support, we meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. As a Miner Teacher, you will be in high-demand by districts for hire. With the help of the Charles Butt Scholarship our students will continue to make a positive impact on students for years to come.


  • B.S. in Education Concentrations:
    • Elementary English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Elementary Bilingual
    • Special Education
    • Middle Grades ESL 
    • Middle Grades Bilingual
    • Middle Grades Math 
    • Middle Grades Math/Science 
    • Middle Grades English Langauge Arts and Reading (ELAR)
    • Middle Grades ELAR/Social Studies


  • Master of Arts in Education with initial teacher certification (Residency Apprenticeship)

University Program Contact:

Assistant Dean of Teacher Preparation

Scholarship information


Years as a partner program


Scholarships awarded


Current Scholars


Scholar Alumni


First-generation college students

Current Scholars

Stefan Bandas
Brandy Bermes
Melissa Dilks
Alex Hernandez
Juan Hernandez

Jennifer Luna
Georgina Meraz Z. Flores
Jose Renteria
Camila Viana

Scholar Alumni

Marie Borjon
Andres Encerrado
Xavier Felix
Veronica Gomez
Bryana Grajeda
Miriam Lambert

Robin Leos
Brenda Martinez
Holly McCandless
Priscilla Parada
Michelle Sagaribay

Are you a current Scholar or Scholar Alumni?

We invite you to join two online communities created just for you: CBF Connect – our new networking platform – and our private Charles Butt Scholars Instagram account.

Charles Butt Foundation Contact:

Headshot of Christina Dunigan, Program Director for Charles Butt Scholarship

Christina Dunigan

Program Director – Charles Butt Scholarship