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  • In the Department of Curriculum and Instruction we value and support our teacher candidates and colleagues in their pursuit of life long learning and passionate, high energy teaching.


  • Our programs are dedicated to collaboration with public schools through instruction, field experiences, and research.
  • Our students acquire the knowledge, dispositions, and skills necessary to create a positive learning environment for all students through the use of a variety of instructional modes.
  • Our students learn how to plan, implement, access, and modify instruction to make all learners successful.

- Enhancing the Future Through Educator Preparation


  • Prepare elementary and secondary teachers.
  • Field based teacaher preparation.
  • Research based curriculum.

Why Choose SHSU's Teacher Preparation Program?

  • Nationally accredited (NCATE)
  • Designed and managed by recognized educators with more than 250 years of combined experience
  • Acquiring technology skills for instructiong today's students
  • Active involvement in small classes with individual attention
  • Field-based with multiple opportunities to interact with public school students and teachers
  • Friendly, supportive environment
  • Graduates sought by area school districts

- Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

  • SHSU is committed to offering certification programs at the secondary level that produce effective teacher leaders whose students are highly successful
  • SHSU provides certification in a variety of secondary programs
  • Major is the teaching field, for example, English or Mathematics
  • Minor is secondary education (SED) which consists of 24 hours in teacher education


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