The University of Texas Pan-American
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April 01, 2015
Welcome to The College of Education

Vision and Mission

College of Education Vision Statement
The COE will become a national learner-centered research College that prepares professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to transform schools and communities to participate in a global society.
Approved November 17, 2006


College of Education Mission Statement
The mission of the College of Education at the University of Texas-Pan American is to continually improve the educational process in the College and the community through teaching, research, and service. The College values the rich cultural and linguistic history of the international border area and directs its program and course offerings toward the preparation of professionals for an increasingly diverse population of learners.


Admission to Teacher Education
All undergraduate students must be admitted prior to taking education courses. Admission to Teacher Education is required for all undergraduate students seeking teacher certification. Admission requirements include minimum THEA/TASP/ACCUPLACER score and minimum credit hour requirements, as well as GPA and specific grade requirements for entrance to the program. Applicants should receive early advisement and follow application and degree plan requirements closely. Students seeking admission should contact the Office of Teacher Certification and Admission Services.



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Dr. Laura Saenz

Dr. Laura Saenz
Interim Dean of the College of Education
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Dr. Criselda Garcia

Dr. Criselda Garcia
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
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Dr. Janine Schall

Dr. Janine Schall
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
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