Teacher Appreciation Week

As the 2021 school year comes to a close and we take time to recognize teachers across America for Teachers Appreciation Week, the TWU College of Professional Education (COPE) thanks all teachers for their hard work this year.

For a glimpse of what teachers accomplished this year and the adversity they did it in the face of, please look to COPE Dean Lisa Huffman's opinion piece from the December holidays that called for grace for teachers.

Dean Lisa Huffman Opinion

Teachers of the Year

This Teacher Appreciation Week we'd like to recognize TWU alumni who were named Teachers of the Year in their school districts.

  • Joselyn Castillo
  • Sarah Welch
  • Susana Yanez


Become a teacher or enhance your teaching career

There are flexible online options for YOU at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Complete your degree where you are, in your community that you invest in.

The College of Professional Education (COPE) at TWU wants to build better communities and create a diverse educator pipeline that reflects communities across Texas. That's why we have degree completion and graduate programs with 100% online coursework.

Find the best program for you.


  • Built for YOU
  • 100% online coursework
  • 7-week & 15-week courses
  • Affordable
  • Flexible
  • We are where YOU are
Student works with children

Bachelor's Online Degree Options

Complete your bachelor's degree in education with elementary or middle school tracks that include certifications in bilingual education, ESL, special education, and deaf and hard of hearing.

BS in Education

Another great option is to get your degree in child development, which includes four different tracks. Become an early child care teacher or administrator, a parent educator, an early childhood interventionist, or work with child services, foster care and adoption.

BS in Child Development

Graduate Online Options

We have outstanding graduate programs for professionals looking to expand their careers. 

Whether you want to be an educator in special education or a principal or focus on younger children or families, Texas Woman's University has the best option for you. 

Explore our program to find the right one.