The College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin is a world leader in addressing challenges in education and health. Ranked #16 Best Education Schools by U.S. News & World Report, we are committed to a core mission of improving education access among underrepresented populations of students. We do this by comprehensively preparing future educators, leaders and researchers to tackle impactful issues that face today’s students to positively transform lives. Our focus is honed on three strategic impact areas: advancing equity and eliminating disparities in education and health; attending to place and context; and thriving through transitions.
With more than 51,000 students and 3,000 faculty members, UT Austin is one of the nation’s biggest public universities, located in the vibrant, eclectic capital of Texas. With a culturally diverse city as our backdrop, the College of Education at UT is uniquely situated to combat social justice and enhance community partnership by developing the next generation of education leaders. Join us in our journey to drive educational progress and help make a difference.
CHARLES R. MARTINEZ, JR., Dean
The University of Texas at Austin | 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.
Who We Are
The College of Education is a community of faculty, staff and leadership team members committed to teaching and research in support of the academic and professional growth of our students. One of the most diverse colleges on the Forty Acres, with over 40% of undergraduates reporting as first-generation, the College of Education is home to five academic departments including Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Policy, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology and Health Education and Special Education; and 10 research centers including the world renowned Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk and the highly-ranked online UT High School.
What We Believe
Central to the work we do are our signature impact areas of context, equity and transitions which represent our major goals and align with our shared values of excellence, innovation and empowerment. We believe that diversity is inextricably linked to success, and by embracing diversity and social justice — in our faculty, staff, students, research, curricula and service to the community — we can create a rich atmosphere for teaching, learning and inquiry. It is a necessary condition for preparing our graduates to succeed, because what starts here really does change the world.
Where We’re Going
Community and collaboration are vital to the learning experience. As such, the college has embarked on an innovative mission to retain faculty whose experience will enable the college to take bold steps in scholarship. We welcome 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.
How We Get There
The College of Education has consistently been ranked among the top ten colleges of education in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking substantiates the depth and breadth of innovative research conducted in the college’s five departments and many centers, institutes and programs. We study the ways that people learn and develop physically and mentally, by exploring areas that influence policy and the understanding of education and health. The driving force for our research is to increase educational opportunity and improve public health to make a lasting impact on the futures of students, families and communities at large. Learn more about our programs, research and service to the state.