First in Texas
Established in 1879, we were the first teacher preparation institute in Texas and under the leadership of Dean Stacey Edmonson, the college continues our legacy of preparing exceptional educators and our commitment to making a difference in the lives of students. The college is home to four departments; Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Library Science & Technology, and the School of Teaching and Learning; service and research centers and a charter school. We offer a variety of programs including a Bachelor’s degree in Education, 13 master’s degrees, 6 doctoral degrees, 13 certificates and 5 certifications. Our specialized programs are accredited, recognized and award winning at the state and national level.
The Center for Community Engagement was selected as the first-ever recipient of the national We the People Award presented by the American Democracy Project.
SHSU doctoral student Karina Quilantan-Garza received the 2022 Librarian of the Year Award from the Texas Library Association.