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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.

  • 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.
  • The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board named The University of Texas at Arlington’s Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness Program one of seven finalists for its Star Awards in recognition of the program’s efforts to help meet the state’s Closing the Gaps by 2015 goals.
  • 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 school district and The University of Texas at Arlington are partnering to create an innovative Teacher Academy to encourage aspiring young educators to pursue careers in teaching and provide them a clear path to success.

Shanna Peeples with President Obama

  • 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples is a graduate of UTA's College of Education.

Austin Aeschbacher

  • 2014-2015 Texas PTA Elementary Teacher of the Year Austin Aeschbacher is a graduate of UTA's College of Education.
  • 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. the College of Education at UTA will seek accreditation under the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards at the completion of the NCATE accreditation cycle.

NCATE Accreditation