We prepare future leaders in education to implement positive change in the lives of the students they reach, the organizations they lead and the communities they serve.

At the Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate Word, we prepare future education professionals who will make a positive, meaningful impact whether in the classroom or in the boardroom. Through our undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, students are instructed and inspired by leaders in their field and graduate ready to become teachers, professors, administrators and organizational leaders in Texas and internationally.

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Become a life-changing teacher and pursue your elementary, secondary and all-level teaching certification with our state-recognized Teacher Education Program.

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Prepare for an impactful career through our Graduate Studies Program, which offers concentrations in program evaluation, student services, adult education, and general education.

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Become a leader in education with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) through our Graduate Studies Program, which prepares students to lead through teaching, administration, international education and organizational leadership.

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Dreeben School of Education by the Numbers

97% 96% content exam and 97% PPR exam pass rate (2018-2019)
400+ Fieldwork hours are completed by Elementary Education majors prior to clinical teaching
85% Success in dissertation completion in Doctoral Program
8-15 Average class size in Graduate Studies

News and Events

UIW Ph.D. Graduate and Current Doctoral Candidate Publish Book Chapter


UIW’s core value of education is one passed down to students on their journeys of becoming “concerned and enlightened citizens within the global community.” UIW Ph.D. graduate, Alyssa Cortes-Kennedy, and current doctoral candidate, Melinda Jimenez-Perez, recently demonstrated this Mission in action through their work to make a positive impact in the field of education.

Dreeben Announces New Director of Graduate Studies


UIW’s Dreeben School of Education (DSE) has announced Dr. Ashley S. Love as its next Director of Graduate Studies. Dr. Love is a multi-disciplinary professional with a deep commitment to interdisciplinary learning and a passion for empowering diverse communities. With a teaching journey that spans over two decades in higher education, she is an award-winning professor who holds multiple degrees from Columbia University and a Doctor of Health Sciences degree from Nova Southeastern University, where she pursued a dual concentration in telehealth and education for healthcare professionals. Dr. Love's educational background reflects her unwavering pursuit of excellence, her belief in the transformative power of education and her strong spirit of service.

Dreeben Assistant Professor Named Freedom Scholar Award Recipient


Dr. Lisa R. Brown, assistant professor in the Dreeben School of Education (DSE), was named a Freedom Scholar Award recipient by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). The association, which was established in 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the Father of Black History, is the founding organization of Black History Month and strives to continue the work and legacy of Dr. Woodson.

Graduate Studies Virtual Information Sessions

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Information sessions about pursuing a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the UIW Dreeben School of Education.

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Dr. Denise Staudt

Message From The Dean

"Thank you for your interest in the Dreeben School of Education at the University of the Incarnate Word. As Dean of the school, I want to personally welcome you and invite you to learn more about our faculty and programs and how we are preparing students to become leaders in their selected professions."

- Dr. Denise Staudt

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Students of the Dreeben School of Education learn from leaders in their field and are prepared through a value-based education that emphasizes lifelong learning.

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