College of Education Welcomes New Academic Year

TCU celebrated the opening of the academic year with a virtual Convocation on Sept. 15. Dean Frank Hernandez welcomed College of Education students, faculty and staff to a challenging year, though he said the college’s mission will remain the same: to prepare exemplary leaders for diverse educational settings and related fields who are reflective, ethical, […]

Savage Wins Dean’s Award for Teaching

Congratulations to Cynthia Savage, who received the Dean’s Award for Teaching, recognized at TCU’s virtual Convocation on Sept. 15. Nominees for the Deans’ Award for Teaching have been full-time TCU faculty members for at least five years and have demonstrated a particular dedication to teaching and teaching-related activities. Savage is associate dean of undergraduate studies […]

Alumna Has Sewn More than 5,000 Masks During the Pandemic

Since graduating from TCU, Kat Deichler Schwaberow has made a positive impact around the world, first as a teacher and now sewing more than 5,000 masks to donate to frontline workers and vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schwaberow completed the College of Education’s Accelerated Master’s program, earning her bachelor of science in early childhood-6th […]

Video: Lessons Learned about K-12 Education through COVID-19 Pandemic

College of Education faculty and community partners shared their insight on the lessons educators, administrators, schools and districts could and should learn through the COVID-19 pandemic. They focused on the impact of COVID-19 as it relates to K-12 education and the role of schools in our community. The panel, moderated by Jan Lacina, professor and […]

TCU to Support Doctoral Students through Holmes Scholar Program

TCU’s College of Education will support more students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in its doctoral programs in education through the Holmes Scholar Program. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) program provides financial assistance, mentorship, professional development and networking to students at member institutions who self-identify as racially and ethnically diverse. “We […]

How to Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

By Prescotte Stokes III for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine School of Medicine faculty members Debra Atkisson, M.D., an associate professor and Physician Development Coach, Brian Dixon, M.D., an assistant professor and special guest Curby Alexander, Ph.D., an associate professor of professional practice at the TCU College of Education shared tips and strategies […]

TCU Funded for New SSS STEM Program

TCU has received two federally funded grants, one to fund the Student Support Services (SSS) program and the second to add a new SSS STEM program, which will double funding and support for first-generation students for the next five years. The programs offer eligible TCU students resources like mentoring, leadership development, social and cultural enrichment […]

Remote Learning Resources for Families

With the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, there is a growing need for alternative teaching and tutoring opportunities. Community resources like and Private Education Pods offer ways to post employment opportunities and potentially connect with TCU students or alumni. Many families may be concerned about their PK-12 students falling behind or staying on task while learning […]

Three McNair Scholars Accepted into Prestigious Doctoral Programs

Three TCU alumni and McNair Program Scholars have been accepted into prestigious doctoral programs. Caylin Moore ’17 will study sociology at Stanford University; Michael Carroll ’18 will study sociology at Rice University; and Ann Tran ’20 will study American Studies and Ethnicity, focusing on Asian American studies at the University of Southern California. Caylin Moore studied economics at […]

Whitney Roach Seeks Ways to Make Schools More Inclusive for Queer Students

By Caroline Collier for TCU Magazine A gay child? Discussion of non-heteronormativity tends to be limited to adult experiences. Concerning younger people, anything related to the LGBTQ acronym is “such a taboo subject and is often misunderstood as oversexualizing children,” said Whitney Neumeyer Roach, a third-year PhD student in the College of Education’s curriculum studies program. “There’s a large […]