The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education

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TDFE ~  TEXAS DIRECTORS OF FIELD EXPERIENCES

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.
2014-2015 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.

President:
Krystal Goree
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97304
Waco, Texas 76798-7304
Work: 254-710-4172
krystal_goree@baylor.edu

Past President:
Julie Teel-Borders
Le Tourneau University
2100 S. Mobberly Ave.
Longview, Texas 75602
Work: 903-233-3876
julieteelborders@letu.edu

Vice President:
Sara Langford
Texas A&M University – Texarkana
701 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75503
Sara.langford@tamut.edu

Secretary:
Patricia Smith
Prairie View A&M University
P. O. Box 512
MS 2430
Prairie View, Texas 77466
pasmith@pvamu.edu

Treasurer:
Diane Graham
Texas A&M University
205 G. Rollie White TAMU 4243
College Station, Texas 77841-4243
Work: 979-862-3688
dgraham@tamu.edu

2013-2014 Student Teacher
of the Year Committee
Chair:
Dr. Elda Martinez
Director of Teacher Education
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO #293
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Work: 210-832-3297
eemartin@uiwtx.edu

Student Teacher of the Year Committee Members:
Elizabeth Ward
  Texas Wesleyan University
Tim Sutton
  University of North Texas

Conferences and Meetings

CSOTTE 2014 Fall Conference
October 19-21
Sheraton Austin at the Capital
Austin, Texas

Membership

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.

In October 2002, TDFE voted to align the organization’s fiscal year to that of CSOTTE, which is from October 1 to September 30.

Dues from qualifying individuals of $20.00 can be submitted to the Treasurer at any time. For membership information, email Diane Graham.

Submit 2013-2014 application materials no later than May 31, 2014, to:
Dr. Elda Martinez
Director of Teacher Education
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, CPO #293
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Work: 210-832-3297
eemartin@uiwtx.edu

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.