The mission of this department is to develop innovative, research based programs for teachers, teacher educators, and educational interpreters; to work in close harmony with schools and educators across the university, in the region, state and nation for the improvement of education and interpreting; to develop leadership in scholarly research and writing; and to participate and assume leadership in professional organizations. The department holds to the conviction that questions of personal and organizational integrity can never be separated from questions of quality and effectiveness.
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Welcome to the TPTE Department website. We are a large and diverse group, with 32 full-time tenure/tenure seeking faculty, 10 full-time clinical faculty, 3 part-time clinical faculty, and 26 graduate assistants. Within the department there are 8 full professors, 11 associate professors, and 13 assistant professors. We offer an undergraduate program in educational interpreting; five-year programs of study leading to initial teacher licensure; and doctoral level graduate study in education with concentrations in literacy studies, special education, and teacher education. I hope you find our website informative and helpful as you seek to learn more about the department or specific programs within the department.
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