School of Education

Dr. Frank Dykes, Director

Programs described in this section lead to teacher certification in accordance with the standards of the State Board for Educator Certification. Professional Educator Programs are guided by acts of the Texas Legislature, policies of the State Board for Educator Certification, policies of the Educator and System Support Division of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and policies of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and are subject to change. Please consult an advisor in the School of Education advising office to ascertain the latest policies and programs.

Through coursework in the School of Education, students may obtain the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies. All educator preparation programs offered through the School of Education reflect a commitment to collaboration with TEA-accredited schools in the region. Programs are designed to provide a mediated induction to the teaching profession through clinical experiences in local public school settings.

The goals of the School of Education at The University of Texas at Tyler are consistent with expectations of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Candidates within certification areas provide evidence of their proficiency and growth in the required state curriculum along with the standards established for the certification area being sought.