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. It has been my honor and privilege to complete my first year as Director of the School of Education at The University of Texas at Tyler and I'm excited to continue working with the amazing faculty, staff, and students this upcoming year. Throughout the last academic year, the School of Education was delighted to welcome over 120 student teachers into the teaching profession. We are also happy to report that many of our new teachers have teaching positions for the 2013-2014 academic school year. That is something to celebrate as our country emerges from the recession. 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 of the highest quality, well prepared, and caring educators.
The School of Education faculty are committed to continuous improvement of our academic programs. Last year was a time of significant work by the faculty within the School of Education. We updated our initial teacher preparation programs to reflect the latest version of InTASC standards. This required significant revisions to our courses and how we assess students as well. In addition, we added academic supports and resources for our undergraduate students so they may reach their goal of earning teacher certification. Another exciting event last years was the launching of our new M.Ed. in Reading and M.Ed in Special Education—Educational Diagnostician, programs this past summer. Both of these online degrees are impressive and have healthy enrollments. Under the leadership of our Dean, Dr. Ross Sherman, the School of Education was able to negotiate a reduced tuition rate for practicing teachers who are earning a Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, Reading, or Special Education-Educational Diagnostician. For this upcoming academic year, the School of Education faculty and staff are committed to continuing our efforts to provide high quality educational programs for our students while also being responsible stewards of our various academic fields and advancing our own professional growth.
As you explore our website, you'll notice on our SOE 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 academic year 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!
Professor and Director