College of Education

Dean
Michael P. O'Malley, Ed.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
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.

Department Chairs
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.

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

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 flagship teacher education program prepares aspiring teachers for certification in elementary, middle school, secondary, bilingual, and special education. Our highly regarded and exceptional health and human performance programs offer degrees in exercise and sports science, public health, and recreation administration, as well as minors in exercise and sports science, coaching, public health, and recreation administration. The college also offers an undergraduate Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy course. 

Academic Advising Center

Joya Konieczny, Director 
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 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

Office of Educator Preparation

Patricia Rocha, Ph.D., Director
Education Building - Room 2016
T: 512-245-7880 F: 512-245-8345
www.education.txstate.edu/oep

Students who wish to teach Early Childhood (EC) through Grade 6 (elementary with specializations in either English as a Second Language or Bilingual Education), Grades 4-8 (middle school), or All-Level Special Education pursue the Bachelor of Science major in Education.  Students may acquire an All-level certificate to teach Physical Education 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 with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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 with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

EDST 4390. Teaching Internship I.

In this course students will apply knowledge and skills learned during the teacher preparation program while serving as teacher of record in a public school classroom under supervision of university faculty and mentorship by school district personnel. The internship is available to graduate or post-baccalaureate students who have met all admittance and preparation criteria and hold a Texas probationary or intern teaching certificate. Students serving as interns are expected to follow all district, university, and state policies, and will receive course credit after completion of EDST 4391 and being recommended for standard teacher certification by the university and the school. Prerequisites: A minimum 2.75 Overall GPA and departmental approval.

3 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 35 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

EDST 4391. Teaching Internship II.

In this course students will apply knowledge and skills learned during the teacher preparation program while serving as teacher of record in a public school classroom under supervision of university faculty and mentorship by school district personnel. The internship is available to graduate or post-baccalaureate students who have met all admittance and preparation criteria and hold a Texas probationary or intern teaching certificate. Students serving as interns are expected to follow all district, university, and state policies, and will receive course credit after being recommended for standard teacher certification by the university and the school. Prerequisite: EDST 4390 with a grade of "D" or better and a minimum 2.75 Overall GPA and department approval.

3 Credit Hours. 5 Lecture Contact Hours. 35 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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.

6 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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.

6 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit

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.

6 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 40 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Credit/No Credit