College of Education

Michael P. O'Malley, Ed.D.
Education Building Room 2001
Telephone: 512-245-2150

Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs
Eric Paulson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educator Preparation
Maneka Brooks, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Success

Kathy Ybañez-Llorente, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Educational Partnerships and Enrollment
Joellen Coryell, Ph.D.

Associate 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–Glenna M. Billingsley, Ph.D.
Health and Human Performance–Ronald D. Williams, Jr., Ph.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. One out of every four Texas State graduate students is enrolled in the College of Education. Our high-caliber doctoral programs prepare candidates for careers in research or as leaders of educational practice.

Our graduate programs at the master's, specialist, and post-baccalaureate levels reflect our dedication to powerful and equitable educational opportunity through the preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers, principals and superintendents, school psychologists, school counselors, special education professionals, and reading specialists. For accomplished educators, our advanced master’s programs develop expertise in areas such as Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis, teaching advanced academics, Spanish-English bilingual/bicultural education, and much more.. 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. The College of Education has also developed a core focus on learning across the lifespan with programs in adult education, postsecondary student success, educational technology, and student affairs in higher education. 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.