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UT Tyler School of Education

Colleen Swain, Ph.D.

Colleen Swain, Ph.D.

Title: Director of the School of Education, Professor of Secondary Education
Department: School of Education
Building: BEP 247
Phone: 903.566.7175


Ph. D. University of North Texas, 1997
Dissertation Title: A comparison of computer-administered test and a paper and pencil test using normally achieving and mathematically disabled young children.

M.S. University of North Texas, 1993
Major: Computer Education & Cognitive Systems

B.S. Baylor University, 1987
Major: Secondary Education
Minors: Computer Science and Mathematics


Dr. Swain is pleased to join The University of Texas at Tyler's School of Education and serve with the faculty, staff, and students in improving the educational experience of children and educators.   For the past fifteen years, she served as a faculty member and in various administrative roles at the University of Florida.  Dr. Swain is originally from Texas and did her public school teaching in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford I.S.D.  She is glad to return home to Texas!

Recent Courses Taught at the University of Florida

Doctoral Seminar: Theoretical Perspectives of Curriculum
Doctoral Seminar: Readings in Educational Technology in Teacher Education
Doctoral Seminar: Research in Curriculum & Instruction
Effective Teaching & Classroom Management
The Secondary Curriculum
Transforming the Curriculum
Integrating Technology into the Secondary Classroom
Research for Educational Technologists
Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curricula
Designing Technology Rich Curriculum
Distance Teaching & Learning
Educational Technology & the Teacher
Utilizing Technology in Administration
Supervision of Internship/Student Teaching
Colloquium for Internship/Student Teaching

Research and Professional Interests:

Dr. Swain actively studies middle level and secondary teacher education for preservice and inservice teachers.  Her particular research interests are teacher evaluation systems, professional development, instructional strategies—specifically those involving technology, teaching in high-poverty schools and schools with students of color, and middle and high school curriculum.

Curriculum Vitae