College of Professional Education

Programs in the College of Professional Education (COPE) at Texas Woman’s University have earned a reputation for producing extraordinary professionals who are leaders in their communities.

We are passionate about advancing quality in our schools, libraries and communities.

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How do you want to make a difference?

Do you dream of being a teacher or administrator?

Our teacher education and literacy and learning faculty share your passion. Whether you want to start your career in education, enhance your current teaching career or want to move into teaching from a different career, our programs prepare you to make an impact in the classroom and beyond. Check into programs that focus on early childhood in literacy and learning or programs in teacher education covering through sixth grade, the middle grades (4-8), or up through grade 12.

Want to work with children and families?

Texas Woman’s department of human development, family studies, and counseling provides programs aimed at strengthening families. Prepare to work as a counselor, parent educator, child life specialist or marriage and family therapist; administer programs for infants/toddlers; or enter other fields aimed at enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families.

Is literacy your passion?

Our department of literacy and learning prepares leaders in literacy by providing study in literacy teaching and learning from preschool through adult years as well as programs focused on early childhood education. Our Reading Recovery Training Center is one of only two in the U.S. that can train trainers for other universities, and is the only Descubriendo la Lectura training center in the world.

Want to share your quest for knowledge with others?

Our School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) offers master’s degree and certification programs that prepare professionals to work in information environments including academic, public, medical or school libraries; corporate and other special libraries; government agencies; and more.

Support our faculty and students

Our students graduate and go on to fill vital roles in our communities. They are making an impact in your community. Our faculty gives them the expertise they need. You can give them the support they need.

Please consider making a gift to support the students and faculty of the College of Professional Education. Be sure to choose the College of Professional Education Support Fund in the "Give to:" box.

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Open Positions

The Texas Woman's University College of Professional Education (COPE) has the following positions open. We encourage you to learn more details on each posting and apply through the links listed with each corresponding position.

Chair/Professor - Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education (DTE) in the College of Professional Education (COPE) invites applications for the position of Department Chair. The DTE faculty searches for a candidate who can balance both the leadership and administrative responsibilities required to effectively oversee the operation of the Department of Teacher Education. The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Professional Education and serves as a part of the College administrative team as well as DTE’s representative to the broader University community. The position is expected to begin in August of 2023.

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the required and preferred qualifications, and how to apply view the job posting here: Faculty - Department of Teacher Education Chair/Professor- IRC49005

Accreditations and memberships

COPE accreditations and memberships


Smiling students in a classroom

Our programs focus on the helping professions aimed at building better communities — one student, one person, and one family at a time. Through high-impact, hands-on learning experiences, we create opportunities for you to thrive.


Page last updated 6:40 PM, August 1, 2023