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.
Sam Houston State University is one of 21 universities to be recognized by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for excellence in educator preparation.
It was a bittersweet year for Julie Combs, one of three 2023 Sam Houston State University Distinguished Professors. The professor of educational leadership lost her beloved husband after a battle with pancreatic cancer in May before receiving the distinction over the summer.
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced that Sam Houston State University is one of 41 providers from 23 states, Puerto Rico and Bahrain to receive accreditation for their educator preparation programs.