His current teaching duties consist of teaching science education or environmental education courses. Depending on the semester these courses can be undergraduate, graduate or both. Dr. Wagler’s UTEP students consistently rate his teaching and courses as Excellent. The mean score for his teaching and courses while at UTEP is currently 4.9 out of 5. Dr. Wagler has had his teaching highlighted in many media outlets such as National Geographic and has won university, state and national awards for his teaching. Of special significance is his University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for tenure track faculty. This award is among the most prestigious and competitive teaching awards. Because of his prior teaching experience, awards and media coverage Dr. Wagler was nominated by his university peers to be a Fellow at the UTEP Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.