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College of Education and Psychology

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Ross ShermanDean's Welcome

On behalf of the faculty and staff in the College of Education and Psychology, I want to welcome you to The University of Texas at Tyler. Whether you are seeking a career in education or psychology, UT Tyler offers many exciting and challenging opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

As a student at UT Tyler, you will have the opportunity to be taught by outstanding faculty who are committed to providing exemplary teaching. In addition, many of our faculty are engaged in cutting edge research in their respective fields, which presents research opportunities for our students.

We are incredibly proud of our students and alumni. They are the pulse of UT Tyler and through their service and commitment they add vitality and value to the university and to their respective professions.

What an incredible time to be preparing tomorrow's educators and mental health professionals!


Wesley Hickey, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, College of Education and Psychology


The College of Education and Psychology is nationally recognized and respected for its academic programs and opportunities. It is a center of academic excellence, scholarly inquiry, and public service. The College prepares leaders to meet the critical challenges of the 21st Century, to make significant contributions to local and global communities, and to work toward individual and cultural equity.


The mission of the College of Education and Psychology is to provide a positive environment that fosters the acquisition of knowledge and skills. The mission is individually and collectively realized through a community of scholars that contributes to knowledge through scholarly inquiry, organizes knowledge for application, understanding and communication, and provides leadership and service. Additionally, the College is committed to affirming and promoting global perspectives, cultural diversity, social justice, ethical practice and respect for individual differences as a means of enhancing learning, service, leadership and scholarship.

College of Education and Psychology Strategic Plan 2014-2015