University of Texas at Austin College of Education
|Type||Public University College of Education|
|Endowment||$57.2 million (December 31, 2015)|
|Dean||Charles R. Martinez Jr.|
|135 full-time tenured/tenure track|
|Affiliations||University of Texas at Austin|
|Mascot||EDDIE [April 29, 2010]|
One of 18 colleges and schools at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, the College of Education provides a variety of academic degrees in education fields, as well as certification programs at all levels. It has consistently ranked among the top public university graduate education programs by U.S. News & World Report. The 2014 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" ranks the College of Education fourth behind Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University. Dr. Marilyn Kameen, senior associate dean of the College of Education, credits an emphasis on research with the college's rise from 27th place when the rankings began in 1983. The College employs 135 full-time tenured/tenure track professors and 75 non-tenure track.
Founded in 1891 as the School of Pedagogy, the College of Education has a legacy of helping to determine the role of the university in teacher education. Joseph Baldwin, a leader in state and national education associations, was appointed the first professor of pedagogy by the University of Texas Board of Regents on August 25, 1891. The current College of Education was established in 1905, with five departments, three centers, two offices, and one laboratory.
Undergraduate programs include Applied Learning and Development, Athletic Training, Kinesiology and Health, and UTeach Urban Teachers. Graduate programs are designed for advanced study in education, human development, counseling, administration, health promotion and kinesiology and are part of the University of Texas at Austin Graduate School.
Administrative offices and classrooms for The College of Education are housed in the George I. Sánchez Building, named after American education pioneer and civil rights activist George Isidore Sánchez, who earned a master's degree in Educational Psychology and Spanish at the University of Texas. The building is located four blocks north of the Texas Capitol at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Speedway, adjacent to the Blanton Museum of Art, across from Jester Student Housing, and in back of the Perry–Castañeda Library on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
For six consecutive years, the College of Education has ranked number one in research expenditures, with a total of $61 million.
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