UT Tyler School of Education

SOE Director's Message

Welcome to the School of Education! The faculty and staff of the School of Education are committed to serving as architects of human potential. We combine a strong academic program with practical preparation in the field to prepare future teachers, educational leaders, reading specialists, and educational diagnosticians to meet the unique and diverse needs of today’s learners. In addition to our undergraduate and master level program, we offer a unique doctoral program, an EdD in School Improvement. Our doctoral students are engaged in real-time school improvement work throughout their studies. Our faculty have a robust presence within the university, East Texas, the state, and nation with several winning prestigious local, state, and national awards for teaching, research, and service.

As teachers, scholars, and community members, we champion the core values of respect, responsibility, teamwork, collaboration, and excellence.

Respect - We value, support, promote and encourage diversity, equity, acceptance, and community.
Responsibility - We take seriously our charge for making a difference in teaching, service, and research and promoting educational equity and access.
Teamwork - We encourage and value interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavors, within and outside of our college, institution, state, and beyond.
Excellence - We are committed to continuous improvement in our teaching, service and scholarship that promote excellence.

The faculty and staff of the School of Education are here to serve you, please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.

We wish you a successful academic year!

Staci M Zolkoski Ph.D.
Interim Director, School of Education