The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture strives to prepare quality future educators through research conducted in the areas of teacher preparation and educational achievement particularly in the areas of culture and curriculum, English as a second language, mathematics and science education, reading and language arts, technology and urban education.
Individual faculty projects as well as those affiliated with the department’s two centers – the Center for Urban School Partnerships (CUSP) and the Education Research Center (ERC) – continue to affect policy and program development for the betterment of education across the state, nation and world.
In fiscal year 2015 principal investigators (PIs), Co-PIs, and Co-Is in the department received approximately $4.4 million in external funding, including grant awards from the National Science Foundation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, US Department of Education, Texas Education Agency, among other agencies and foundations.
Significant initiatives include:
- teacher professional development programs
- STEM educator preparation through the use of emergent technology
- educational technologies for K-16 learning environments
|Annual Funding for 2015: $4,493,749|
|Proposals Submitted by TLAC Faculty in 2015: 28|
FUNDING BROKEN DOWN BY AGENCY TYPE
FACULTY WHO ARE PI/CO-PI ON FUNDED PROJECTS
FACULTY WITH FUNDING
Percentage of Tenured/Tenure Track faculty with funding: 73%
CUSP is dedicating to improving urban schools across the nation via collaborative partnerships, research and scholarship. The center aims to prepare and support educators on pressing issues specific to urban settings.
EDUCATION RESEARCH CENTER
The ERC examines the impact of school resources and teaching methods on student learning achievement gaps and seeks to improve P-16 educational policy and decision-making. Researchers are recognized for their expertise in the fields of program evaluation, STEM education and teacher preparation and include faculty from disciplines including government, science, engineering and liberal arts.