College of Education

Dean
D. Stanley Carpenter, Ph.D.
Education Building Room 2001
Telephone: 512-245-2150  Fax: 512-245-3158

http://www.education.txstate.edu/

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.

Department Chairs
Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology–Michael P. O’Malley, Ed.D.
Curriculum and Instruction–Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D.
Health and Human Performance–Karen S. Meaney, Ed.D.

The College of Education includes three academic departments. These are Counseling, Adult Education, and School Psychology; Curriculum and Instruction; and Health and Human Performance.

Teacher preparation was the original mission of Southwest Texas Normal School when it was chartered in 1899, and today faculty members in the College of Education continue to focus their efforts on this primary mission. Over the last century, the mission of the College has expanded from preparing teachers at the undergraduate level to include the preparation of educators at the master’s and doctoral levels as well as the preparation of professionals in other fields including recreation administration, health and wellness promotion, athletic training, health and fitness management, educational leadership, school psychology, professional counseling, and adult and developmental education.

Academic Advising Center

Education Building Room 2143
Telephone: 512-245-3050 Fax: 512-245-8225
www.education.txstate.edu/advising

The College of Education Undergraduate Advising Center is a student-centered, collaborative resource for undergraduate students seeking an undergraduate degree through the College of Education. As an integral part of teaching and learning at Texas State, academic advisors in the Undergraduate Advising Center cultivate student success by engaging students in educational planning to promote academic, personal, and professional development while considering diverse interests, abilities, and goals. Services available for students include, but are not limited to:

  • assistance with selection of educational programs;
  • interpretation of policies and procedures;
  • information on course sequencing and degree requirements;
  • referral to other university resources; and
  • verification of graduation requirements.

Ultimately, the academic advisors in the College of Education Advising Center strive to develop a guidance and support system to encourage student self-reliance, responsibility, and success in achieving academic goals.

Teacher Certification

Students seeking certification to teach EC-6 (Early Childhood through Grade Six), 4-8 (Grade Four through Grade Eight), or All-level Special Education (Early Childhood through Grade Twelve) will major in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the College of Education. Students may acquire an All-level certificate to teach Physical Education or Health in the Department of Health and Human Performance within the College of Education. Students seeking 6, 7, or 8-12 (Grade Six, Seven, or Eight through Grade Twelve) certification or All-level certification in other disciplines will instead complete an academic major within their chosen teaching field in the department and college where that major is housed. Students should note that teacher certification requirements may differ from degree requirements and that completion of both is necessary for awarding a degree and recommending a student for teacher certification. In order to pursue teacher certification, students must apply and be admitted into the Educator Preparation Program through the Office of Educator Preparation.

Courses in Education Student Teaching (EDST)

EDST 4380. Student Teaching All-Level I.

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned during the teacher preparation program while engaging in clinical practice with experienced EC-6/4-8 mentor teachers in school settings with university instruction and supervision. This culminating experience is required for Texas teacher certification and is a half-semester course designed for students seeking All-Level certification. Prerequisites: Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program; 2.75 Overall GPA; additional coursework may not be taken concurrently except for the co-requisite; for undergraduate students, all other degree-required coursework must be completed; for graduate and post-baccalaureate students, all other certification coursework must be completed; requires departmental approval through Office of Educator Preparation application process. Corequisites: EDST 4381.
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3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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EDST 4381. Student Teaching All-Level II.

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned during the teacher preparation program while engaging in clinical practice with experienced 7-12 mentor teachers in school settings with university instruction and supervision. This culminating experience is required for Texas teacher certification and is a half-semester course designed for students seeking All-Level certification. Prerequisites: Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program; 2.75 Overall GPA; additional coursework may not be taken concurrently except for the co-requisite; for undergraduate students, all other degree-required coursework must be completed; for graduate and post-baccalaureate students, all other certification coursework must be completed; requires departmental approval through Office of Educator Preparation application process. Corequisites: EDST 4380.
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3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
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EDST 4680. Student Teaching 4-8.

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned during the teacher preparation program while engaging in clinical practice with experienced 4-8 mentor teachers in school settings with university instruction and supervision. This culminating experience is required for Texas teacher certification. Prerequisites: Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program; 2.75 Overall GPA; additional coursework may not be taken concurrently; for undergraduate students, all other degree-required coursework must be completed; for graduate and post-baccalaureate students, all other certification coursework must be completed; requires departmental approval through Office of Educator Preparation application process.
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6 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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EDST 4681. Student Teaching 7-12.

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned during the teacher preparation program while engaging in clinical practice with experienced 7-12 mentor teachers in school settings with university instruction and supervision. This culminating experience is required for Texas teacher certification. Prerequisites: Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program; 2.75 Overall GPA; additional coursework may not be taken concurrently; for undergraduate students, all other degree-required coursework must be completed; for graduate and post-baccalaureate students, all other certification coursework must be completed; requires departmental approval through Office of Educator Preparation application process.
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6 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
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EDST 4687. Student Teaching EC-6.

Students will apply knowledge and skills learned during the teacher preparation program while engaging in clinical practice with experienced EC-6 mentor teachers in school settings with university instruction and supervision. This culminating experience is required for Texas teacher certification. Prerequisites: Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program; 2.75 Overall GPA; additional coursework may not be taken concurrently; for undergraduate students, all other degree-required coursework must be completed; for graduate and post-baccalaureate students, all other certification coursework must be completed; requires departmental approval through Office of Educator Preparation application process.
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6 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
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