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Southern Methodist University

The Southern Methodist University Teacher Preparation Program supports both undergraduate and graduate students. Because we believe that teachers best learn to teach through work in schools and classrooms, participants in the SMU Teacher Preparation Program work in local public schools as part of their coursework and training throughout every semester of the program. Participants begin fieldwork at the beginning of their program by being paired with an experienced teacher, and they continue fieldwork throughout their course of study. Our graduate students engage in a fast-paced course of study. Following summer courses and fieldwork, students complete student teaching while taking training coursework. Student teaching occurs three days a week for the fall and spring semesters. The M.Ed. with Teacher Preparation Program is intense, practice-focused and community-based. After one summer and one academic year, our graduate students are positioned to earn a Master of Education degree and recommendation for Texas teacher certification.

  • Master of Education with Certification
  • Educational Studies Major

Participation in a year-long residency program and a commitment to pursuing a teaching career in Texas is required.

University Program Contact:

Clinical Associate Professor

Scholarship information


Years as a partner program


Scholarship awarded


Current Scholars


Scholar Alumni


First-generation college students

Current Scholars

Sarah Bishop
Mary Cabanas
Maria Clara Cabral
Claire Chase
Lucia Garcia Urrutia
Emily Nwokobia

Melanie Peterman
Andreina Rodriguez
Christina Stephenson
Shameka Tyler
Luis Zambrano

Scholar Alumni

Samuel Incardona
Grace Kirchof
Hannah Lawrence
Grace McClure

Evelyn Negrete
Madeline Oehler
Emily Zhang
Mary Zukowski

Are you a current Scholar or Scholar Alumni?

We invite you to join two online communities created just for you: CBF Connect – our new networking platform – and our private Charles Butt Scholars Instagram account.

Charles Butt Foundation Contact:

Headshot of Christina Dunigan, Program Director for Charles Butt Scholarship

Christina Dunigan

Program Director – Charles Butt Scholarship