Points of Pride

Accomplishments

Awards

  • Texas Christian University climbed 25 spots in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the top Graduate Schools of Education.
  • The Association of Teacher Educators named the Early Childhood Education-6th Grade program as one of three finalists for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award, for 2019 and 2020. The award recognizes teacher education programs that exemplify collaboration between higher education institutions and other education agencies that have direct involvement in the preparation of teachers.
  • Molly Weinburgh received the 2020 Award for Outstanding Longtime Service from the Association for Science Teacher Education.
  • Gabriel Huddleston received the Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association.
  • Higher Education Leadership master’s student Brianna Edwards was selected as one of nine graduate students in the United States for the Travel Grant Mentor program by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
  • Lauren (Dudderar) Caldwell, B.S. ’13 M.Ed. ’14; Cassie (Garcia) Hanson, B.S. ’11, M.Ed. ’16; and Heather (Denton) Hedges B.S.’09 M.A. ’13 were selected as 2019-20 Fort Worth ISD Teaching Excellence Chairs.

Research Grants

  • Liran Ma (College of Science & Engineering) is the Principal Investigator (PI) and Curby Alexander is co-PI for two simultaneous three-year projects to help more college students learn to protect individuals, companies and organizations from cyberattacks. The projects are funded by $1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation, split between Texas Christian University (TCU), Georgia State University and the University of Washington at Tacoma.
  • Associate professor Taryn Ozuna Allen is part of a research team that received a $1 million award from the Spencer Foundation for a four-year mixed-methods study to survey instructors and students in Texas to learn how varying educational experiences in dual credit affect postsecondary outcomes for low-income students and students of color.

Professional Service

  • Three Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute faculty lead national special education organizations. Institute Director Michael Faggella-Luby is President of the Division for Learning Disabilities; Lindy Crawford is President of the Council for Learning Disabilities; and Endia Lindo is President for the Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners.
  • The College of Education houses The Reading Teacher, published by the International Literacy Association & Wiley, co-edited by Robin Griffith and Jan Lacina through 2021. It is the premier practitioner-focused literacy journal in the world.

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
  • Teacher education program commended by the Texas Education Agency
  • Teacher candidates have a 100 percent teacher placement rate and 97 percent pass rate on the Texas teaching certification exams
  • Principal Leadership Fellows is an innovative educational leadership cohort program that is designed to help meet the leadership needs of school districts
  • 100 percent Annual Fund participation in faculty and staff campaign

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