Education

Department of Education: Teaching the next generation of teachers

2016 Fall Student Teachers

As an independent liberal arts university, the University of Dallas has a unique contribution to make to teacher education. Our focus is not only on sound academic preparation, but also on strong professional preparation, with emphasis given to the moral and ethical issues relevant to what it means to teach.

The primary objective of the teacher education program is to lead, encourage and allow aspiring teachers to become responsible, articulate leaders with strong academic preparation; with professional attitudes that reflect knowledge of the learning process; and with a deeply felt sense of their role as models for their future students to emulate.

The Department of Education degree and certification programs are rooted in the mission of the University of Dallas and its core curriculum, a strong educational foundation which incorporates a historical and philosophic approach. Aspiring teachers also acquire knowledge and skills to create enriching, rewarding classroom environments for their students living in today's world of accelerating change.

All programs are designed to achieve certification standards established by the Texas Education Agency and teaching requirements determined by the Texas Catholic Conference.  The UD Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the Texas Education Association (TEA) and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

 

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The Idea of Our University

To found the famous Core curriculum of the University of Dallas, as an education "best for the individual," Donald and Louise Cowan looked to John Henry Newman's The Idea of a University. He unapologetically promotes the Western classics -- precisely because so few know our own culture well enough to appreciate the depth of any other.

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To Russia with UD: Faculty to Lead UD's First Tour of Russia

This summer, the University of Dallas invites students, alumni, faculty and staff to join its first-ever tour abroad of Russia, led by Professor of Physics Richard Olenick and Affiliate Instructor of Spanish, French and Italian Irina Rodriguez. From June 8 to June 16, 2020, Olenick and Rodriguez will guide participants through the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, taking them on a cultural and literary tour of the "Russian soul."

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Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library Showcases Rare Books Room

No longer relegated to the damp lower level, the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library's Rare Books Room has for the past two years occupied a prime spot on the second floor, where there used to be study carrels. The room, made of glass walls, is normally locked and only opened by appointment, but on Sept. 26, the library hosted an open house for faculty and staff to come and examine these treasures.

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