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The Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education

Find us on Twitter @TxCSOTTE using #CSOTTE2014
Save the date: 2015 CSOTTE Conference scheduled for October 25-27, 2015


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.

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

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

President Elect:
Sara Langford
Texas A&M University – Texarkana
701 University Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75503

Patricia Smith
Prairie View A&M University
P. O. Box 512
MS 2430
Prairie View, Texas 77466

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

2014-2015 Student Teacher
of the Year Committee
Dr. Elizabeth Ward
Texas Weslyan University
School of Education
Dan Waggoner Hall
1201 Wesleyan Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76105

Student Teacher of the Year Committee Members:
Tim Sutton - University of North Texas -
Janet Williams - Sam Houston State University -

Conferences and Meetings

Summer 2015 Brown Bag Meeting
May 31 - June 2, 2015
St. Edwards University
Austin, TX

CSOTTE Fall 2015 Teacher Education Conference
October 25-27, 2015
Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco
Frisco, TX


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.

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.

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

Submit 2014-2015 Student Teacher of the Year application materials no later than May 15, 2015, to:
Dr. Elizabeth Ward
Texas Weslyan University
School of Education
Dan Waggoner Hall
1201 Wesleyan Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76105