Subject Guides

Welcome to the library’s subject guides on Education. This is a collection of information resources to support the research and learning of students, faculty, and researchers in subjects related to Education.

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Associations, Organizations, and Government Agencies

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Education Lesson Plan Library 
Browse hundreds of ready-to-use free lesson plans provided by

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
IATEFL is a global professional membership association and a UK-registered charity. IATEFL supports teachers and other ELT professionals in their professional development and provides a platform where they can offer their views, exchange research and teaching experiences, and learn from each other.

International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
ICDE is the leading, global membership organization that works towards bringing accessible, quality education to all through open, flexible and distance learning.

International Literacy Association (ILA)
ILA is a professional organization with a mission of connecting research and practice to continuously improve the quality of literacy instruction across the globe.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organization. It offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Sign-up is free.

National Academies’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE)
The National Academies’ DBASSE advances the behavioral and social sciences and their application to policy and practice. The goal of the DBASSE is to provide independent, evidence-based advice to decision-makers on key questions of national importance.

National Academy of Education (NAEd)
NAEd advances high-quality research to improve education policy and practice.

National Education Association (NEA)
NEA shares lesson plans, activities, advice, and more to help educators help their students.
Scholastic Teaching Tools highlight book lists and articles for teachers.

TEA’s Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
This site provides information on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), which are the state standards for what students should know and be able to do.

Texas Education Agency (TEA)
TEA is the state agency that oversees primary and secondary public education. It is headed by the commissioner of education. TEA improves outcomes for all public school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
The mission of the Coordinating Board is to serve as a resource, partner, and advocate for Texas higher education, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.

Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA)
TSTA’s mission is to unite, organize, and empower public education advocates to shape public education in Texas thus providing a quality public school for every child.

The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
CCCOER promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. As a community of practice for open education, it provides resources, support, and opportunities for collaboration for learning, planning, and implementing successful open educational programs at community and technical colleges.

The Wallace Foundation
The Wallace Foundation’s mission is to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone.

US Department of Education (ED)
ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

World Higher Education Database (WHED)
The International Association of Universities (IAU)’s WHED includes information on over 21,000 higher education institutions in more than 190 countries, detailed information on the higher education system of each country, and contact information for higher education institutions.

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