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The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation’s leading schools of education. By bridging research and practice — and preparing leaders in education, health and sport — we work to ensure that children, families, schools and communities thrive.

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Campaign Priorities

Educating Tomorrow’s Leaders

Texas Education graduates change the world by changing lives — as teachers, policymakers, physical therapists, counselors, coaches, sport professionals, professors and school leaders. During their time on the Forty Acres, our students learn to become the service-oriented leaders our world needs.


Key Investment Areas

  • Dean’s Promising Scholars, the college’s premier four-year, full-tuition scholarship
  • Endowed scholarships
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • New Education Honors Program
  • New Undergraduate Research Initiative
  • Improved learning environments in the Sánchez Building and Bellmont Hall
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Recruiting and Supporting Outstanding Faculty

From innovative work in curriculum and instruction to leading programs in health science and sport, Texas Education faculty shape lives through their teaching and change the world through their transformational research. Outstanding faculty also attract and nurture exceptional graduate students, who are pursuing advanced study to prepare for academic careers or leadership roles in a variety of fields.


Key Investment Areas

  • Endowed chairs and professorships
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Innovation and program funding

Serving the State of Texas

Faculty and researchers across the College of Education’s five departments, 12 research centers and 28 labs generate the knowledge that prepares educators, researchers and leaders to respond to pressing challenges in education and health. As a nationally ranked college of education at the state’s flagship university, we have a unique opportunity to positively impact education and health outcomes across Texas.


Key Investment Areas

  • Texas Education Research Practice Policy Partnership (RP3)
  • Support for early-career teachers — Texas Education START and THRIVE
  • Autism Bridges Center
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Advancing Equity

Advancing Equity

In Texas, our increasingly diverse population means that inequity is among the most pressing problems facing our state’s policymakers and education and health practitioners. Texas Education’s shared work is to address these longstanding sources of inequity.


Key Investment Areas

  • Texas Center for Equity Promotion
  • Equity Leadership Institute
  • Intersectional disability initiatives
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