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Texas Education Agency

The University of Dallas Education Department offers students the ability to obtain certification as a teacher in the state of Texas. This is done in line with the standards set out by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as the University of Dallas is an approved Educator Preparation Program (EPP). This page offers links and updates on TEA information and standards.

TEA Certification The TEA homepage for Teacher Certification.
Approved EPPs A list of programs in the state of Texas approved by the TEA that serve as pathways towards certification.
Certification Announcements The TEA webpage for announcements regarding Teacher Certification.
Educator Standards Updates All university candidates completing an EPP must receive instruction in detection and education of students with dyslexia. Dyslexia Requirements for EPPs.
Name and Address Change All applicants for or holders of an educator's certificate must provide the State Board of Educator Certification a current United States mailing address. Changes to contact information can be made in the educator's TEA AccountName changes must be requested by submitting a written request through the help desk.



University Announces New Director of Civil Rights

The University of Dallas has announced a new director of civil rights, Luciana Milano. Milano, who has a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, began her new role on Oct. 12.

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Donors Endow Philosophy Scholarship in St. John Henry Newman’s Name

“This is the first time we’ve had a scholarship in honor of a great Catholic intellectual — and now, within the last year, saint,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, by way of introducing the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship in Philosophy recently endowed by alumnus Matthew Hejduk, MA '98 PhD '06, and his wife, Julia Hejduk, Ph.D. Julia was a colleague of Hibbs during his time at Baylor University, where she teaches in the Classics Department.

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Former Teacher, MFA Alumna Explores Memory, Pursues Art Full Time

Michelle Cortez-Gonzales, MFA ’20, was a Fort Worth ISD high school teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington when she decided to go back to school to get her master’s. At the recommendation of a friend, she visited UD, and knew immediately from the wooded area around the Art Village, the architecture of the buildings, and the faculty members she met that UD was the place for her.

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