Teacher Education

A future in teaching awaits.

Earn a teaching certification and prepare to make a difference as an educator from early childhood to grade 12.

The Dreeben School of Education Teacher Education Program's mission is to prepare educators who are guided by compassion, social justice, human dignity and innovation. We are committed to ensuring a high-quality teacher preparation experience that combines theory with practical application. Reflective of Catholic Social Teaching, we value a culturally sustaining approach to teaching, contributing to a diverse teaching profession, and nurturing strong relationships with students and the community.

The Dreeben School of Education offers an opportunity to earn your degree and Texas Teacher Certification. Throughout our rigorous program, teacher education students develop their content and teaching skills, on our campus and in the schools.


Degrees Offered

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Undergraduate Studies

Earn a Bachelor's degree in education and Texas Teacher Certification. We also have options for those pursuing education-related professions.


UIW Teacher Network

We Support our UIW Teacher Graduates! The UIW Teacher Network was created in 2012 to provide graduates with high-quality support as they transition into the teaching profession. This program was designed with three main facets: induction support, professional development, and professional networking. The UIW Teacher Network also contributes to our greater educational community by providing professional development events open to all.

Accreditations and Collaborations

  • State Accredited since 1973 with the Teacher Education Agency (TEA).
  • Nationally Accredited since 2022 with the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP).
  • Partners since 2023 with Raising Texas Teachers.