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 Sam Houston State University campus bell tower on a clear day.

Honoring The 2022 Faculty Excellence Winners

SHSU professors whose scholarly accomplishments, service and academic engagement stand out among their peers have been honored with the 2022 Faculty Excellence Awards.

Dr. Ricardo Montelongo

College Of Education Professor Awarded

Ricardo Montelongo, associate professor of educational leadership, was recently honored by two different universities.

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