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DANTE's Mission is Teacher Education

The Dallas Area Network for Teaching and Education [DANTE], a project within the Department of Education at the University of Dallas, is committed to forming an academic "community of practice" both on campus and online where preservice and inservice teachers can construct what it means to teach...for the first time or all over again.  DANTE offers teachers a safe, stimulating, and supportive academic environment in which to re-conceive knowledge of subject matter using the pedagogical tools of the twenty-first century.  For all the "change" occurring in American schools today, the role of the teacher in student achievement remains the critical element.  DANTE is committed to supporting the growth and continuing formation of good teachers. To this end, DANTE offers credit courses, seminars, workshops, inservice as well as web resources and web hosting services to teachers and schools.

Special Commitment to Catholic School Teacher Education

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The University of Dallas, a private Catholic liberal arts college, seeks to contribute to the Catholic educational community.  DANTE is just one way that the University offers its resources in support of Catholic education.  The Dioceses in Texas are accredited by Texas Catholic Conference (TCC), which requires that all teachers in  Texas Catholic Schools be degreed in the area they are assigned to teach and have a minimum of 12 credits in education.  In an effort to serve Catholic Schools, the  Dallas Area Network for Teaching and Education offers:

Education courses (specifically designed to meet TCC requirements) at reduced tuition rates

DANTE scholarships/grants to teachers under contract with diocesan schools

Professional development designed specifically for Catholic School teachers/schools

Collaborative grant writing/proposals

Access to online resources and campus resources

Web space for schools

If you are interested in participating in or contributing to this project, please feel free to contact:

Barbara Khirallah, DANTE Director 
University of Dallas, 1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062
Telephone: 972-721-5334 FAX: 972-721-5372

bkhirall@acad.udallas.edu

Send mail to bkhirall@udallas.edu with questions or comments about this web site.
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