Social studies education is critical to promoting informed democratic citizenship and global understanding. The Center serves a critical need in the state of Texas, nationally, and internationally to advance such education, teacher training, and research.
Faculty and students in the College of Education are very active in conducting, publishing, and presenting research in their fields. Here at the college, we also have several important centers that focus on the pressing educational topics of the day, including healthy living and longevity, educational policy research, and ESL education.
The Strategic Plan of the College of Education strives to enhance UTA's research and discovery, scholarly and creative capacity and reputation by:
- Promoting the pursuit of grant applications to prestigious national and international funding agencies.
- Developing high priority and impactful research and creative areas of excellence at both the University level and within individual departments of the College.
- Creating and expanding graduate programs.
Center for Bilingual and ESL Education
Created in response to the growing number of English language learners, the Center for Bilingual Education strives to increase the number of qualified bilingual and ESL teachers in Texas
Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education
The Southwest Center Mind, Brain, and Education explores how advances in neuroscience, genetics, and cognitive science can influence educational practices and leadership