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).

 

News

Alumni Reimagine Education for Boys

Peter Searby, BA '01, feels that modern schools -- with a scarcity of opportunities for children to work with their hands and use their imaginations to explore their worlds -- are doing boys in particular a disservice. From this recognized deficiency, Searby conceived the idea for Riverside Center for Imaginative Learning. Also finding the education of boys to be a primary concern, Daniel Kerr, BA '03, opened St. Martin's Academy, a Catholic boys' boarding high school in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 2018.

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Crowley Trio: An Evening of Beauty

In an intimate gathering at the Museum of Biblical Art in February, UD celebrated the inaugural Crowley Chamber Trio Concert, "Music in the Museum," the first of three concerts that took place this spring. The opening performance rekindled the university's popular Crowley concerts, which first took breath more than two decades ago.

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Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.

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