Points of Pride

Program Accolades

  • The KinderFrogs School reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with commendations for teaching staff; relationships with student families; relationships with the community; and leadership and management
  • The Language & Literacy Program received the Wisniewski Teacher Education Award in Spring 2016, an honor presented annually by the Society of Professors of Education (SPE) to recognize an outstanding teacher education program at a college or university
  • A proposal for the first College of Education Global Innovator was accepted, bringing Jacqueline Hendriksen of Montessori International in the Netherlands to TCU to speak on the topic of educating the current wave of refugee children in Europe
  • The Early Childhood Education program received the award for Best Practices in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in February 2015
  • The College of Education received the Certificate of Distinction, the highest award for teacher preparation in reading by the International Reading Association from 2009-2016
  • The Middle and Secondary English Language Arts Reading/ESL program was recognized for Exemplary Field Based Practices in 2013 by The Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE)
  • The College of Education received a prestigious award for Exemplary Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation from the AACTE and the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2012

Faculty accolades

  • Cecilia Silva — 2016 Piper Professor, one of ten professors in Texas recognized for superior teaching; 2015 Chancellor’s Award; 2014 TCU Dean’s Teaching Award
  • Fran Huckaby selected as the Claudia V. Camp Faculty Research and Creative Activity Awardee for 2016-2017
  • Molly Weinburgh received the 2016 Exemplary Faculty Practices Award for Texas
  • Frank Thomas received the 2016 Steve de Shazer Award for solution-based practitioners
  • Michelle Bauml received the Honorary Leon Jaworski Award for Teaching Excellence in Law Focused Education, presented by Law Focused Education, Inc. of the State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Curby Alexander and Counseling doctoral student Brenda Reed among TCU Student Government Association’s 2015-16 Faculty of the Year.
  • Molly Weinburgh — 2015 Piper Professor, one of ten professors in Texas recognized for superior teaching
  • Robin Griffith and Jan Lacina — Appointed co-editors of The Reading Teacher (2015-2021)
  • Michael Faggella-Luby — 2015 NerdScholar 40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire List
  • Sarah Quebec Fuentes — 2014 Early Career Scholar Award from the School Science and Mathematics Association
  • Jan Lacina — 2013 TCU Dean’s Award for Research and Creativity

Student/alumni accolades

  • Doctoral student Paul Cortese’s paper, Lived Experiences of Teaching Artists in After-School Music Programs Focused on Student Social Development, was accepted for presentation at the 2016 Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference in Ottawa in October.
  • Doctoral student Trevon Jones was recognized by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) as a 2016-2018 Barbara Jackson Scholar
  • Educational Leadership doctoral student Courtney Wait was named a 2016 Blumberg/Pajak Scholar by the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision (COPIS)
  • TCU and Ronald E. McNair Program alumnus Marco Davila was recognized for remarkable contributions to his field by the Council for Opportunity in Education, one of five selected as 2016 National TRIO Achievers
  • Early Childhood Education alumna Celeste Hanvey honored as Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher of Texas by the Science Teachers Association of Texas
  • Higher Education Leadership alumnus Chris Hightower accepted for publication in a book titled Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education
  • Master’s in Educational Leadership alumna Paige Zinsou named Campus Teacher of the Year for Wedgwood Middle School
  • Curriculum Studies doctoral candidate Julie Vu named Saginaw Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year for her contributions as English Language Arts & Reading curriculum specialist in Eagle Mountain Independent School District
  • Master’s in Science Education alumna Chandler Patton Miranda received a 2016 President’s Service Award from New York University

College Highlights

  • TCU is the only university in the nation with two special education laboratory schools on campus, the Starpoint School and the KinderFrogs School
  • Education majors spend extensive time in the schools and agencies gaining real world experience. By graduation, students spend an average of 500 hours in diverse educational settings
  • Students have an average 97% pass rate on the Texas teaching certification exams
  • TCU is one of two Educational Leadership programs in the nation to provide the option to integrate the MBA and Doctor of Education degree
  • Principal Leadership Fellows is an innovative educational leadership cohort program that is designed to help meet the leadership needs of school districts
  • Twenty students traveled abroad to teach and study in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands
  • Nearly $2 million in College giving in 2015-16, and the only College at TCU with 100% Annual Fund participation by faculty and staff
  • Faculty published research in more than 80 scholarly publications in 2015-16

Outreach & Service

The College of Education is home to five educational research and outreach programs that engage in research, provide outreach opportunities that enrich educational practice and prepare students for college through advising, mentoring and academic support.

Read more about these programs:

Alice Neely Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute

The Andrews Institute of Mathematics & Science Education

Center for Public Education

College Advising Corps

TRiO Programs