The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education

Join us for the Fall Teacher Education Conference! Click on the "Conferences" link above.


The purpose of the TDFE is to provide:

  • a forum for sharing ideas and common concerns among the directors of educational field experiences in the colleges and universities of the State of Texas,
  • an organizational framework for cooperative action toward improving the quality of educational field experiences by interacting with various organizations, institutions, and agencies, and
  • a communication network through which members may act quickly and in concert on issues relating to educational field experiences.
2015-2017 Officers

Term of Office: The nominating committee presents a slate of nominees at the fall meeting in even-numbered years. Officers are elected at that meeting and the terms of their office commence at the next June Brown Bag meeting in odd-numbered years.

Sara Langford
Texas A&M University – Texarkana
7101 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Office: 903-223-3117

Past President:
Krystal Goree
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97304
Waco, Texas 76798-7304
Work: 254-710-4172

President Elect:
Gayle Butaud
​Lamar University
P.O. Box 10034
Beaumont, Texas 77710
Office: 409-880-8033

Elda Martinez
University of Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO #293
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Office: 210-832-3297

Michelle Williams-Laing
Texas Woman's University
P.O. Box 425769
Denton, Texas 76204-5769
Office: 940-898-2223

2015-2016 Student Teacher
of the Year Committee
Tim Sutton 
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311337
Denton, Texas 76203-5017

Student Teacher of the Year Committee Members:
Janet Williams - Sam Houston State University -
Barbara Ashmore - University of Texas-Dallas -

Conferences and Meetings

The TDFE will meet on Sunday, October 16th, 2:30-4:00 during the CSOTTE Fall Teacher Education Conference. See CSOTTE Conference for more information and conference registration.


TDFE membership is composed of those individuals in public and private educational institutions in the State of Texas who are responsible for administration and coordination of the program of educational field experiences in their respective institutions and who pay the annual dues assessed by the organization.

Dues from qualifying individuals of $20.00 can be submitted to the Treasurer at any time. Our membership year runs from one CSOTTE Conference to the next year's conference.  For membership information, email Michele Williams-Laing,

Submit 2015-2016 Student Teacher of the Year application materials no later than May 13, 2016, to:
Tim Sutton
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311337
Denton, Texas 76203-5017

Resources and Downloads
National Field Directors Forum

The National Field Directors Forum is an Affiliated Unit of the Association of Teacher Educators.

The National Field Directors Forum (NFDF) is dedicated to developing quality field experiences, student teaching, and internships assignments. Membership is comprised of educators who have administrative responsibilities in this area without regard to title, rank, or size of program. The Forum provides leadership in the area of professional field experiences.

Click here to visit the National Field Directors Forum website.