College of Education
Michael P. O'Malley, Ed.D.
Education Building Room 2001
Telephone: 512-245-2150 Fax: 512-245-3158
Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs
Jon Lasser, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Academic Affairs
Patrice H. Werner, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Rubén Garza, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty and Staff Development
Eric A. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology–Kevin A. Fall, Ph.D.
Curriculum and Instruction–Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D.
Health and Human Performance–Karen S. Meaney, Ed.D.
Office of Educator Preparation
Education Building – Room 2016
T: 512.245.7880 F: 512.245.8345
Texas State University's legacy as a normal school founded in 1899 with a mission dedicated to preparing new teachers remains with us today in the College of Education's commitment to the highest quality educator and professional preparation across many fields. Our graduate programs at the master's, specialist, and doctoral levels reflect our dedication to successful and vibrant PK-12 schools through the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers, principals and superintendents, school psychologists, school counselors, special education professionals, and reading and technology specialists. In addition, these programs prepare bilingual/bicultural elementary teachers and school psychologists. The College of Education has also developed a core focus on learning across the lifespan with programs in adult education, developmental education, and student affairs in higher education. Equally significant to the college's mission is our substantial focus on health and wellness fields through graduate programs in professional counseling, exercise and sports science, athletic training, health education, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation. College of Education faculty and graduate students work together in learning and research activities oriented toward the transformative well-being of individuals, communities, and our world.