Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO)
Please help BESO raise funds for members to further their professional development in the educational field and their help to the UT and Austin bilingual community.
BESO is a College of Education student organization designed for future teachers who are interested in issues surrounding bilingual education. Members share ideas, practices and information about bilingual education, develop support groups, learn about the newest research, and network with others who have similar career goals. BESO meetings often feature guest speakers such as teachers, principals, or administrators who are professionally affiliated with, or knowledgeable about, bilingual education. BESO is committed to community service, and members enjoy social events and fundraising activities to help provide funds for the schools as well as other BESO activities. BESO members often attend and volunteer at the annual Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) Conference, where they find professional development, important information related to bilingual education, and just plain fun!
The purpose of BESO is to promote the content, the procedure, and the philosophy of bilingual-bicultural education at the University of Texas at Austin and in the Latino community in Austin. Our organization supports professional development, community service, and continuing education for both colleagues and the community. The BESO program offers students the opportunity to learn, teach, and innovate strategies and activities. Our philosophy lends itself towards the principles of education in the native language for the benefit of the child.
We are a community of learners and represent the bilingual education community at UT Austin.