University of Texas at Austin College of Education

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The College of Education is housed in the George I. Sanchez Building on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.
TypePublic University College of Education
Endowment$57.2 million (December 31, 2015)[1]
DeanCharles R. Martinez Jr.[2]
Academic staff
135 full-time tenured/tenure track
Location, ,
AffiliationsUniversity of Texas at Austin
MascotEDDIE [April 29, 2010][3]
Among the members of The Board of Regents were former Texas governor Allan Shivers and former First Lady Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson.

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.[4] It has consistently ranked among the top public university graduate education programs by U.S. News & World Report.[5][6] The 2014 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" ranks the College of Education fourth behind Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University.[7] 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.[8] The College employs 135 full-time tenured/tenure track professors and 75 non-tenure track.[9]


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.[10][11] The current College of Education was established in 1905, with five departments, three centers, two offices, and one laboratory.[12]

Degree Programs[edit]

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.[13][14]


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.[15] 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.[16]


For six consecutive years, the College of Education has ranked number one in research expenditures, with a total of $61 million.[7]


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  2. ^ "Charles Martinez Appointed Dean of UT Austin's College of Education". Texas Education. University of Texas at Austin College of Education.
  3. ^ "Meet EDDIE". Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Types of Certification". Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Best Education Schools". Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  6. ^ "College of Education Retains Number One Spot". Retrieved 20 July 2013.
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  10. ^ "Baldwin, Joseph". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  11. ^ Ohles, John F. (1978). Biographical Dictionary of American Educators, Volume 1. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 79–80. ISBN 0-8371-9894-1.
  12. ^ Battle, William James. "University of Texas at Austin". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Resources for Prospective Students". Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Graduate Programs and Specializations". Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  15. ^ Tevis, Martha. "Sanchez, George Isidore". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Maps to Colleges of Educational Facilities". Retrieved 21 July 2013.