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The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Education strives to promote a collaborative culture of excellence in research, teaching, and service. Our goal is to enliven students' lives, to provide them with unique experiences built on high standards, to encourage them to think critically and creatively, and to instill in them a lifetime commitment to learning and service to their communities.

  • UTA’s online master’s program in curriculum and instruction was ranked No. 1 in the nation by College Choice in its list of the nation’s top-35 programs in 2017.
  • According to a survey administered by the Texas Education Agency, at the end of their first year of teaching, 100% of UTA College of Education graduates felt either "well prepared” (99%) or "sufficiently prepared” (1%) by their teacher preparation program at the University.
  • UTA’s Master of Education degree ranked in the top tier at No. 112 among the 376 doctoral-granting schools surveyed as the nation’s best graduate schools of education.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the UTA Master of Education No. 56 among 275 schools surveyed on its 2017 list of Best Online Graduate Education Programs.

TEA Principal Survey Results

  • For the 2015-16 academic year, 97% of UTA's College of Education initial certification students passed the Texas state licensure examination.
  • For the 2015-16 academic years, 100% of UTA's College of Education graduates who sought jobs were employed by a school district.
  • UTA's Master of Education in Literacy Studies, Master of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with Principal certification, Superintendent certification, Secondary Science certification, and Middle Level certification areas are Nationally Recognized programs by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.
  • The Arlington and Grand Prairie school districts and The University of Texas at Arlington have partnered to create innovative Teacher Academies to encourage aspiring young educators to pursue careers in teaching and provide them a clear path to success.
  • UTA's College of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System until May 1, 2018. 

NCATE Accreditation