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
Ting Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Educator Preparation and Academic Affairs
Patrice H. Werner, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Success
Maneka Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Educational Partnerships and Enrollment
Joellen Coryell, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Strategic Planning
Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D.
Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology–Kevin A. Fall, Ph.D.
Curriculum and Instruction–Nihat Polat, Ph.D.
Health and Human Performance–Karen S. Meaney, Ed.D.
Office of Educator Preparation
Patricia Rocha, Ph.D., Director
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 powerful and equitable educational opportunity through the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers, principals and superintendents, school psychologists, school counselors, special education professionals, and reading 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, public health, recreation administration, 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.