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.

The College of Education is fully accredited through the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The college currently offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees through its academic units: the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Students may also pursue professional teacher, administrator, and other certifications. 


About Dean Tim Jacobbe 

Tim JacobbeTim Jacobbe, Ph.D. is the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a Professor and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Mathematics and Statistics Education are the primary foci for Dean Jacobbe’s research. He is an author of two books entitled Developing Essential Understandings for Teaching Statistics in Middle Grades and Bridging the Gap Between Common Core State Standards and Teaching Statistics. Jacobbe served as the Chair of National Council for Teachers of Mathematics and American Statistical Association Joint Committee on K-12 Statistics and Probability. He was the PI on the NSF-funded Levels of Conceptual Understanding in Statistics Project that has been administered to several hundreds of thousands of students and teachers around the world. Prior to his academic career, Dean Jacobbe served as an assessment specialist for Educational Testing Service where he was a primary test developer for the SAT, GRE, and Advanced Placement exams.


Jacobbe is a first-generation college graduate and a veteran of the United States Navy. This background motivated Dean Jacobbe to come to UT Arlington in hopes of serving students and the local community. He has dedicated a large portion of his career to integrating his scholarship with teaching to engage and make a difference in local communities. Giving back is what drives and inspires Dean Jacobbe and he is honored to serve as the Dean of a College that aspires to make a difference in the lives of others.