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Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

Awards

The Clodecott Award

An engraved medallion is presented each year to the author/illustrator of the best children's book written in that calendar year in the Child and Young Adult Literature course (EDU 3322). The name of the award is a parody on the Caldecott Award, which is given by the American Library Association to the best illustrated book of the year for children. The Clodecott Award is named for Dr. Cherie Clodfelter, longtime chair of the Department and professor emerita.

2016 Clodecott Winners:

  • MaryGrace Quinlan's Matty's Accidental Adventure
  • Lisa Saman's Little Mouse - Kleine Muis

The Teller Award

Established by the alumni and faculty of the Department, this award is named for Professor Emeritus James D. Teller and is awarded in May to the most outstanding student in the Department of Education based upon scholastic achievement, leadership ability and potential as a teacher.

2016 Teller Award Winner:

  • Shannon Duggan

The Hazel McDermott Outstanding Student Teacher Award

Established in 1992, this award is reserved for an outstanding student teacher. Not presented regularly, the Hazel McDermott Award honors the student whose experience in the classroom has reflected the highest ideals in teaching. Named in honor of Dr. Hazel McDermott, professor and certification officer from 1975-1992, the award is given only when there is a student teacher of rare caliber.

2016 Hazel McDermott Outstanding Student Teacher Award Winners:

  • Sarah Donovan
  • Shannon Duggan

Scholarships

The Teller Endowed Scholarship

The Teller Endowed Scholarship was established by the Teller family after the deaths of Dr. and Mrs. Teller in 2000. The wills of the Tellers provide monies from an endowment to be awarded to a student at the University of Dallas who plans to teach above the primary education level. The Scholarship is awarded only when there is a candidate of worthy consideration. The student must be returning to the University the following semester to take Education courses.

Clodfelter Endowed Scholarship 

For more information, please contact the Education department. 

Student Associations

Kappa Delta Pi

The Nu Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education, was established at the University in 1975. Membership is approved by the officers of the chapter. Qualifications include high academic standing (at least 3.0 GPA), professional attitude that would enable one to grow in the field of education, and the moral character and integrity to serve as models to emulate.

Association of Texas Professional Educators (A.T.P.E.)

University students working toward certification in Education or students interested in participating in a professional education association may join ATPE. An active role in a professional association highlights one's interest in the teaching field. Membership in ATPE encourages an informed sense of responsibility to the profession, and offers students the opportunity to meet and work with educators. Membership is highly recommended during the directed (student) teaching year.

 Clodecott 2016 Winners

The 2016 Clodecott Winners, along with Dr. Clodfelter

 

News

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Learning to See

I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.

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