Education (Interdisciplinary Studies), BA

The Education and Classical Learning Department aims to prepare students to teach in all types of schools. The BA in interdisciplinary studies provides sound academic and professional preparation with specific emphasis given to moral and ethical issues embedded in what it means to teach.

 

As an independent liberal arts university, the University of Dallas has a unique contribution to make to the vocation of teaching and working in schools. The Department of Education and Classical Learning aims to prepare students to teach in all types of schools: traditional public districts, private schools and charter schools. The Department's programs aim to provide not only sound academic preparation, but also professional preparation with specific emphasis given to moral and ethical issues embedded in what it means to teach. It is important to recognize that learning to teach is a collaborative process with undergraduate students, faculty and practitioners in the field.

The primary objective for all of our programs in the Department of Education and Classical Learning is to prepare prospective teachers to become professionally responsible, effective and articulate teachers who can themselves model human flourishing and virtue in the classroom. Our programs provide strong academic preparation that reflect the research and knowledge of the learning and developmental processes involved in K-12 education. 

The program is planned within the mission of the university to meet standards for teacher education and certification as established by the Texas Education Agency. The curriculum incorporates a strong historical and philosophic approach. In addition, prospective teachers acquire knowledge and skills necessary to create enriching, rewarding classroom environments while differentiating instruction for their students living in a world of accelerating change.

 

 

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Education and Classical Learning Faculty

Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D.

Debra Romanick Baldwin Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair, English Department

Phone: (972) 721-4051

Email: dbaldwin@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #364

Janette Boazman, Ph.D.

Janette Boazman Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Education

Phone: (972) 265-5714

Email: jboazman@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #22

Brett Bourbon, Ph.D.

Brett Bourbon Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English

Phone: (972) 265-5829

Email: bourbon@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #368

Scott Crider, Ph.D.

Scott Crider Ph.D.

Professor, English

Phone: (972) 721-5218

Email: crider@udallas.edu

Office: SB Hall #207

Kathryn Davis, Ph.D.

Kathryn Davis Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English

Phone: (972) 265-5845

Email: kedavis@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff Graduate Building #362

Robert Scott Dupree, Ph.D.

Robert Dupree (Scott) Ph.D.

Professor, English

Phone: (972) 721-5311

Email: rdupree@udallas.edu

Office: Catherine Hall #225

Eileen Gregory, Ph.D.

Eileen Gregory Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor Emerita, English

Barbara Khirallah

Barbara Khirallah M.Ed.

Affiliate Instructor, Education and Classical Learning

Phone: (972) 721-5334

Email: bkhirall@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #20

Fr. Robert Maguire, O.Cist.

Fr. Robert Maguire O.Cist.

Affiliated Assistant Professor, English

Phone: (972) 721-5343

Email: bluehawk@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #318

Andrew Moran, Ph.D.

Andrew Moran Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English

Phone: (972) 721-4115

Email: amoran@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #236

Dr. Yoshiaki Nakazawa

Yoshiaki Nakazawa Ph.D.

Department Chair, Graduate Director and Assistant Professor, Education and Classical Learning

Phone: (972) 721-4110

Email: ynakazawa@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #14

Andrew Osborn, Ph.D.

Andrew Osborn Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English; Director of IPS-Literature Doctoral Program & Graduate Programs in English; Editor of The Wallace Stevens Journal

Phone: (972) 721-4087

Email: aosborn@udallas.edu

Office: Braniff #314