August 20, 2013
Pratt accepted the award at the 95th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in San Antonio.
A Texas Tech University professor has been named Teacher of the Year by an international organization.
Comfort Pratt, professor of bilingual education and diversity studies, and secondary education in the College of Education was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year, College and University Level, at the 95th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese held in July in San Antonio. The title included a plaque, a certificate and a cash award.
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese is an international association that includes teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and all others interested in these languages from all over the world. It promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding literatures and cultures at all levels of education. It also encourages, supports and directs programs and research projects involving the exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information.
Every year, nominations are sent from all over the world to the national office for the highly competitive Teacher of the Year Award. One person is selected for each level of elementary, secondary and college/university.
The College of Education at Texas Tech University offers a full range of programs, including eight doctoral degrees, 12 master's degrees and two bachelor's degrees with numerous specializations leading to careers in public or private education as teachers, professors, administrators, counselors and diagnosticians.
Programs in the college are housed in two departments. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate programs leading to initial teaching certificates and graduate programs in bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, elementary education, language literacy and secondary education.
The Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership offers graduate programs in counselor education, educational leadership, educational psychology, higher education, instructional technology and special education.