• ANSERS Institute partners with local districts and schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to provide professional development, training and consultation.

  • ANSERS Institute provides service to pre-service teachers, families and schools through community involvement and professional development activities.

  • TCU College of Education offers a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Special Education and master's degree in Special Education.

  • ANSERS Institute faculty are nationally known for their research, and have a tradition of excellence in teaching as well as expertise in mentoring.

  • The Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute is located within the TCU College of Education.

About the Institute

The Alice Neeley Special Education Research and Service (ANSERS) Institute provides an environment for innovation and change in special education through exemplary teaching, creative research, and community outreach. The ANSERS Institute works in conjunction with the TCU laboratory schools- Starpoint and KinderFrogs – to create and coordinate professional development opportunities for local teachers, informational sessions for parents, and learning experiences for students interested in becoming special education teachers. ANSERS faculty also conducts research focused on improving academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities in public and private school settings.

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    • To lead change in special education
    • To transform the quality of life and learning for students with disabilities and their families through research and evidence-based practice.
    • Enhance the educational experience of TCU students who will become effective and ethical educators in the field of special education
    • Conduct research that will better meet the needs of children with disabilities and contribute to development of evidence-based practices in special education
    • Sponsor and participate in community outreach to enhance the inclusion of children and youth with disabilities and their families in school and community-based activities
    • Engage in advocacy activities to support and promote the development and delivery of exceptional services to children with disabilities