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Alycia Maurer, PhD

Associate Professor of Education
Education and Counseling Department Chair 
Main Building, Room 303B

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Teacher Preparation, Curriculum and Instruction, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, Adult Learning, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching and learning provide a collaborative engagement. In my classes I create communities of learners where through an open dialogue of discovery students develop a sense of connectedness. Through my teaching I facilitate critical thinking and practice a social constructivist philosophy. I value the rich contributions students bring to our university. I appreciate that we come together from many different cultures and experiences. I am grateful for the diverse perspectives we share about the most important social and educational issues of our time. Most importantly, I celebrate the outstanding work our pre-service candidates, current teachers, and counselors do in our community.  

Outside Interests

I celebrate my relationships with my precious family and dear friends. I enjoy time with our many pets, and I volunteer with SNIPSA, a local rescue organization. I love to cook and try new recipes. I am always up for a new adventure and I love to travel. I am an avid reader, I can easily get lost in a great book.

Alycia Maurer


Awards and Honors

  • Service-Learning Faculty Fellow
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Regents Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award
  • University of Texas System, Presidential Teaching Core Curriculum Award
  • Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award for significant and lasting contributions to providing quality education to the people of San Antonio

Memberships and Certifications


  • Life Time Texas Teaching Certificate in Generic Special Education
  • Life Time Texas Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education

Professional/Board Service

  • 2020-2023-President Texas Directors of Field Experience
  • 2019-2023-CSOTTE Board
  • 2019-President Elect Texas Directors of Field Experience
  • 2015-2022- Board Executive Member CAMP
  • 2006-present- Regional Judge for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards


  • PhD, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Master of Arts - Special Education and Early Childhood Reading, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Higher School Certificate, St. Margaret’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand