Excellence in Education Forum Lecture
Through a generous benefactor, the Department established in 1986 a yearly forum honoring the profession of teaching. The Forum has featured such renowned educators as Madeline Hunter, David Elkind, William Glasser, Louise Cowan, and William Farmer. The Forum is a gift from the Department to the community. The Excellence in Education Forum usually occurs in the spring semester.
Authors, Illustrators, Readers (A.I.R.) Program
The A.I.R. Program (Authors, Illustrators, and Readers) was established in 1975. In conjunction with the Irving Independent School District and the Irving Public Library, the University of Dallas Department of Education brings noted authors and/or illustrators of child and young adult books to the University campus to speak and work with students preparing to teach.