Centers & Institutes
The Andrews Institute strives to provide an environment for innovation and change in mathematics and science education through research and teaching by TCU faculty and students. The hope of the Andrews Institute is to increase the number of students in mathematics and science pipelines at all levels, focus on mathematics and science undergraduate education courses, generate mathematics and science learning opportunities for K-12 students, and provide professional development opportunities. The Andrews Institute offers programs for teachers and children. The faculty of the Andrews Institute also collaborate with other organizations to provide outreach in the community through workshops and community events. The Andrews Institute was highlighted as an exemplary STEM center for the second time, at the 2016 National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference. Click here to view the video.
The ANSERS Institute provides an environment for innovation and change in special education through exemplary teaching, creative research and community outreach. The ANSERS Institute works in conjunction with the TCU laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, to create and coordinate professional development opportunities for local teachers, informational sessions for parents and learning experiences for students interested in becoming special education teachers. ANSERS faculty also conducts research focused on improving academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities in public and private school settings. The ANSERS Institute is striving to explore and understand how to best meet the needs of children with disabilities.
The TCU Center for Public Education acknowledges education as a civil and human right, public good, and both a process and a goal. TCU Center for Public Education seeks to understand the complexity of public education at the the system level and build connections with individual schools. The Center for Public Education (CPE) builds collaborative partnerships, engages a variety of initiatives, and conducts research. TCU’s Center for Public Education is the only institution of higher education in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to house an College Advising Corps chapter. The TCU College Advising Corps places recent college graduates in high schools as college advisors. Click here to learn more about the TCU College Advising Corps.
The TCU TRiO Programs, funded through the U.S. Department of Education and Texas Christian University, have been a vital part of the TCU campus and Fort Worth community for the past forty-four years. TCU’s programs are comprised of three separate programs that all serve to foster the academic growth and progression of students from high school to entry into PhD Programs. Upward Bound assists local middle and high school students, selected from seven area target schools within the Fort Worth Independent School District, develop the skills, academic foundation and motivation needed for high school graduation and entry into programs of postsecondary education. The Student Support Services program provides academic support to 160 eligible TCU undergraduates. The Ronald E. McNair program provides 28 TCU undergraduates, classified at the junior and senior level the opportunity to pursue research and prepare for entry into post-baccalaureate programs leading to the attainment of a PhD.