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From the Dean

"The College of Education is a national leader in research and teaching in the area of teacher education, health and fitness, educational leadership, special education, and educational psychology." -- Dean Manuel J. Justiz

Featured Alumni

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Melba Vasquez 
PH.D. IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 1978

The first Latina and woman of color elected president of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Melba Vasquez surely possesses... more


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Matt Camarillo 
B.S. IN KINESIOLOGY
B.A. IN CHEMISTRY, 2004

Matt Camarillo now holds an M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, thanks to a strong...more


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Melissa Chavez 
PH.D. IN SPECIAL EDUCATION, 2013
M.ED. IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Melissa Chavez is associate vice president and executive director for UT Elementary School and the UT University Charter Schools. She began teaching... more


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Thomas Newkirk 
PH.D. IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION, 1977

I was 25 when I entered the Ph.D. program, after having taught three years in a pretty desperate high school in Boston...more