Department of Education: Teaching the next generation of 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 Teacher Certification Program is accredited by the Texas Education Association
(TEA) and the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).