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Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Mission: UTA Tower

Engage K-12 and higher education students and faculty in a dynamic academic experience focused on K-16 policy, practice, and research.

Values:

  • Students: Diversity, learning, and an emphasis on all aspects of the student experience, from connection to completion.
  • Program Quality: Maintaining, growing or creating quality programs, with an eye on innovation and adaptability.
  • Collegiality: Integrity, transparency, and mutual respect in interactions and communications.
  • Partnership: Internal and external collaborations to strengthen our viability and serve our stakeholders.

Programs

ELPS Faculty & Staff Directory

Policy and Guidelines for the Assessment of Professional Dispositions


Criminal History Acknowledgement:

As required by Texas HB1508, applicants need to be aware of the following.

  1. In order to receive a teacher certification in Texas, you must pass a criminal history background check.
  2. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for an educator, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
  3. You have a right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency prior to admission into this program. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation.

For more information on Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation:
https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/ 

Visit our admissions page to get started on your application: https://www.uta.edu/coed/educleadership/admissions/index.php