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Department of Education: Teaching the next generation of teachers

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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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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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