Welcome to the College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington! We are a fully-accredited college in a research intensive university and a leader in preparing education professionals who make a difference in the lives of children and youth, families, and communities across Texas and nationwide. We believe that a quality education changes lives and that every child should have access to effective and evidence-based instruction, outstanding educational supports, and sound leadership. As such, we have high expectations for our students. Our distinguished faculty prepare UTA students to deliver high quality educational services by providing rigorous programs and incorporating new knowledge generated through their impactful research.
UTA students in the College of Education join a community of learners and leaders who are making a difference. We invite you to join us, to visit our campus, meet our faculty and students, and explore how our programs will enable you to meet your professional goals.
Teresa Taber Doughty, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
About the Dean
Dr. Teresa Taber Doughty joins UTA’s College of Education as its second dean following 17 years on the faculty at Purdue University and most recently as their Associate Dean for Learning and Professor of Special Education. She received her B.S. from Auburn University and M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. She brings over 30 years of experience as an educator and researcher to UTA where she hopes to contribute to the growth and impact of the college. At Purdue she received numerous awards for her teaching, was a member of their prestigious Teaching Academy, and was inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers. As a researcher, she focuses on instructional and inclusive practices in special education, the use of assistive technologies with students who experience severe disabilities and autism, applied behavior analysis, and community-based instruction. She is the author/co-author of more than 58 publications that appear in professional journals and is the co-author of two textbooks. She currently serves on the Board of Examiners for the Council for the Accreditation of Education Professionals (NCATE/CAEP) and as the Executive Director for the Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children. As an educator, Dr. Doughty trained hundreds of pre-service and veteran teachers, and prepared graduate students for positions in higher education. She notes, “No matter what roles I assume in my professional career, I will always be a teacher, focus on student learning, and strive to ensure this field is always moving forward.”