UTPB Announces New Education Program

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - U.T. Permian Basin officials on Friday announced a new program in their effort to help prepare highly trained educators.

UTPB President David Watts and other officials announced the plan at a press conference on Friday.

With the new program, the University says it will be able to bring a higher level of education to students and lower tuition costs at the same time.

Doctor Watts says it would be a great opportunity.

"What's really unique about this program is the way it is being packaged, the kind of special service that teachers are gonna get at UTPB and the cost.  The cost of the program is going to be lowered by almost 2,000 dollars of total degree costs.  It will be lowered by almost 2,000 dollars, that's a real opportunity and that's why I appreciate so much the chance to be able to talk with you and others in the media about this new opportunity,"  David Watts, President of UTPB, said.

Officials also tell us they hope this will keep educators here in the basin after they graduate.