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About the College
Charles Martinez, Dean of the College of Education


Under the leadership of Dean Charles R. Martinez, Jr., the College of Education is committed to preparing educators, researchers, and leaders to join us in responding to pressing challenges in education and health. We do this within three strategic impact areas: Advancing equity and eliminating disparities in education and health, attending to place and context, and thriving through transitions.

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Our Culture

Our shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, and empowerment are central to the work we do.

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Community and collaboration are vital to the learning experience, so the college has embarked on an innovative plan to hire faculty members whose experience will enable the college to take bold steps in scholarship. Dean Martinez also is inviting notable speakers from across the U.S. to present their interdisciplinary research related to education, teaching, leadership, and health to inspire our faculty and students as we work to Reimagine Education.

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Who We Are

We are home to five academic departments and 10 research centers that are focused on health, education, and sport; 14 offices that support our faculty, staff, and students; and the University of Texas High School.

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Visit us so we can meet you in person and discuss collaborating with you on your education goals. Currently, our facilities are closed due to coronavirus precautions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Our History

Consistently ranked among the best public schools of education in the country, the college was established in 1891 as the School of Pedagogy. Learn more about our history and impact on education locally, across Texas, and nationally.

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