Developing Servant Leaders. Transforming Lives.
College of Education

Dorothy M. Bush College of Education

Dr. Neil Dugger, Dean
Martha W. Oldenburg, Associate Dean

The Dorothy M. Bush College of Education has been offering fully accredited educator preparation programs since 1966. The college offers programs of study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professors of the college integrate faith and learning from a Biblical world view in every class. Graduates of our programs are in high demand by area school districts and private schools.

The DBU Educator Preparation Program provides students with rich, field-based experiences in diverse public and private, urban and rural, large and small school settings. Our student teacher preparation includes observation of master teachers.

Representatives from various academic disciplines of the University, school district administrators, teachers, community representatives, teacher candidates, alumni, and College of Education full-time professors are selected to serve on the Educator Preparation Unit Advisory Board which functions as an advisory group for the education program.

The Educator Preparation Program at Dallas Baptist University is accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to prepare, train, and recommend teacher, school counselor, diagnostician, reading specialist, principal, and superintendent candidates for certification. The University also has regional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).


Mission Statement

The purpose of the Educator Preparation Unit is to provide a Christ-centered, supportive learning environment in which teacher candidates develop as servant leaders to transform the lives of students in order to create a positive impact in their local and global community. The Educator Preparation Unit seeks to prepare DBU teacher candidates through the development of deep content and pedagogical knowledge, effective skills, and critical dispositions.

The Unit is committed to developing reflective teacher candidates through relevant field-based experiences who can integrate faith and learning as they implement and adapt effective instructional strategies to meet the individual needs of diverse students, meaningfully incorporating technology and multiple assessments.


Vision Statement

The vision of the Educator Preparation Unit is to produce Christ-centered educators who are committed to transforming the world through excellent instruction and Biblical servant leadership.


Teaching in Texas

For information on teaching in the state of Texas go to Teaching in the State of Texas.


CAEP Call for Third Party Comments

The College of Education at Dallas Baptist University is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 23rd through April 25th, 2017. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the Education Preparation Program (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

We invite you to submit written testimony to

Third-Party Comments
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Correspondence, which must be received by CAEP no later than March 1, 2017, will be submitted to the Dallas Baptist University College of Education for response via CAEP’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). CAEP will not upload anonymous comments to the CAEP Site Visitors team or the College of Education.

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