UT Tyler School of Education
Welcome to the School of Education website! Within these pages, you'll read about the great things happening through the work of dedicated faculty, staff, and students. This past December, the School of Education faculty were delighted to graduate and welcome into the teaching profession over 70 new teachers! The East Texas area can be assured that the teachers coming out of the School of Education at The University of Texas at Tyler are high quality, well prepared, and caring educators.
There has been significant work taking place in the School of Education. I would like to highlight just two areas of our work and both deal with revising our graduate curriculum to provide strong and powerful professional development for inservice teachers in a format appropriate for the 21st century. First, the Master of Education in Special Education has been redesigned and placed online. This revision of content and format to our prior degree will allow us to prepare even more educational diagnosticians for East Texas. There is a shortage of educational diagnosticians in East Texas and throughout the state. The School of Education is dedicated to addressing this need and making sure the children of East Texas are receiving the services they need. Second, our Literacy faculty completely redesigned the Master of Education in Reading. The content of this new degree program aligns with the International Reading Association (IRA) guidelines as well as meets all of the Texas Education Agency certification requirements for reading specialists. This degree program has also been place online. Having dedicated and highly training educators in the area of literacy is critical to the educational experiences for all children and the School of Education is making this happen. The Master of Education in Special Education and the Master of Education in Reading are online to accommodate the busy schedules of practicing educators.
You'll also notice from our Faculty Highlights page that our faculty continue to provide evidence that they are exemplar educators while working in our community, writing grants and manuscripts to help advance the field of education, and providing professional development experiences to help inservice educators advance their craft. We hope you will continue to monitor our website as the faculty and staff have a busy spring 2013 ahead of us. I'm confident you will be impressed with what is happening in the School of Education.
It is our hope that you will join us in addressing pressing educational problems in the East Texas area. We are committed to improving teaching and learning for all children and educators and would be delighted for you to join us in this work. If I can be of service to you or you would like to partner with us to improve education, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for visiting the School of Education website!
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