Academic Excellence

Our programs are nationally ranked and led by faculty and staff teams who are committee to student success, scholarship, and community engagement.

99% + 93%

Principal Certification Exams' Pass Rates

In 2022, 99% of students passed the TEA's Performance Assessment for School Leaders exam and 93% passed the Principal as Instructional Leader exam on the first two attempts.


Teacher Certification Exam Pass Rate

Educator Preparation Program pass rates for the TEA's Content Exams and Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR) Exams (2017-2022).


College of Education Alumni

Over 15,000 individual have completed programs through the UTA College of Education since 1975.


Top Teacher Prep Program

The National Council on Teacher Quality gave UTA an A+ grade and named UTA a top teacher prep program in it's book "Start Here to Become a Teacher."


For Transfer Student Enrollment

(U.S. News & World Report)

TOP 25

U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Programs and Online Master's Degree

The college was ranked for best online M.Ed. (#23) and best online M.Ed. for veterans (#10) in the nation 2023. We also were listed for best online M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (#19) in 2022.

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 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.
  • In accordance with 19 TAC 227.1, Educator Preparation Programs must provide Texas Educator Workforce Information.
  • The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Education is proud of its longstanding accreditation history! Mostly recently, UTA received national accreditation for our educator preparation programs from AAQEP, the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation, for the next seven years! We are the third institution in Texas to achieve this national recognition and the only Carnegie classified R1 Doctoral University in Texas to do so.
  • UTA has been officially accepted as an associate member of UCEA, the University Council for Educational Administration. UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. For the membership process, the College had to complete a rigorous application and review process. 

"Pursuant to 19 TAC §227.1(c)(3), WCOE EPP publish the effect of supply and demand forces on the educator workforce in the state.  This can be viewed as a word document which reflects evidence regarding the job outlook for teachers, educational diagnosticians, school counselors, and administrative leaders in Texas, specifically in the DFW area.

The Texas Teacher Vacancy Task Force was developed by TEA under the directive from Governor Gregg Abbott in order to help school districts respond to the growing shortage of teachers in the state of Texas. The Teacher Vacancy Task Force Overview page outlines forces impacting the educator workforce across the state.