Founded in 1891, the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin is consistently top-ranked among public universities in the United States. We are at the forefront of change, both inside and outside the classroom. We are recreating the landscape of education by developing leaders who will meet the challenges of a diverse society and empower tomorrow's citizens to be lifelong learners.
We value academic research in all five of our nationally ranked departments: curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational psychology, special education, and kinesiology and health education. For six consecutive years, the college has been ranked number one nationally in research expenditures, with a total of $61 million, by U.S. News & World Report. Book value of the college’s endowment is around $31 million (market value is about $51 million), with $13 million in faculty, $12 million in student and $6 million in program endowments.
Graduate and undergraduate students learn from the best. Our research-based programs train education professionals to bring vision and leadership to teaching and learning. Partnerships with leading research centers and community practitioners prepare students for successful careers as teachers, physical therapists, coaches, professors and scientists.
Our alumni represent a vast network of real-world change makers. Approximately 850 undergraduate and 370 graduate students matriculate annually. Graduates of the College of Education exceed employer expectations with the level of experience they bring to the workforce. For example, while the State of Texas requires 400 hours of field experience to become a certified teacher, our graduates average 800 hours.
Financial support opportunities supplement the value of public school tuition, and students find immeasurable benefits to being at the heart of Texas’ flagship institution of higher learning, where every Longhorn knows that “what starts here changes the world.”
- Excellence: Expecting the highest level of achievement by students, faculty, and graduates
- Leadership: Developing consensus, generating knowledge and ideas to solve pressing educational and social problems
- Diversity: Embracing individual differences in every aspect of the educational process
- Discovery: Expanding knowledge and human understanding
- Innovation: Creating and testing new approaches and models for solving educational and social problems
- Collaboration: Building relationships, nurturing partnerships, and enhancing opportunities
- Service: Caring for others; addressing the needs and problems of society
- Accountability: Accepting responsibility and evaluating effectiveness