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Art in Education

Art in Education showcases and celebrates the artwork of EC-12 student artists. Students’ artwork will be judged, and the winning pieces will be showcased in the College of Education building.

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Bring Em' Back Kats

Bring ‘Em Back, Kats is an annual professional development conference for novice teachers. The purpose of this conference is to provide our alumni with an opportunity to continue to grow professionally.


Circulate, Opportunities, Uplift, Nourish, Transform, Self (COUNTS) program is designed to support College of Education faculty and staff. COUNTS provides opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in activities that foster personal health, promote self-care, and increase positive work ethic. For more information, please contact the COE Grad Hub

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Data Day

The Associate Dean of Assessment and Accreditation hosts this daylong professional development event for college faculty and staff to review and evaluate programs, discuss data trends and learn from state leaders.

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Dean's List Reception

The Dean’s List Reception celebrates College of Education students who earned a 3.5 or greater GPA the prior semester. Students are invited to a reception hosted by the dean and awarded a certificate and a College of Education t-shirt for their accomplishment.

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Distinguished Educator of the Year

The Distinguished Educator of the Year award recognizes and honors alumni educators who have made a significant contribution to the field of education. Nominees must be an alumnus of SHSU's College of Education, and have demonstrated expertise or outstanding service in the classroom, school, district, and/or community. Nominees may be currently employed or retired educators. Self-nominations are welcome. 

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ExCEL is an event that provides prospective undergraduate students and their guests an opportunity to experience the College of Education at Sam Houston State University. Guests receive a guided campus tour, learn about student services, and meet education students and professors.

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Football Tailgate

Join the College of Education for tailgating! Bearkat Alley is the official tailgate area during football season. The College of Education tent is at the North side of Bowers Stadium.

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Global Education Conference

The Universality Global Education Conference (UGEC) brings interdisciplinary scholars and students from around the world together to discuss issues, theories, research, practices, and teaching in diverse international educational environments.

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The Grant Research Activity & Creative Exposition Day was created by the college Grant Research team to facilitate scholarly support among those pursuing grants for research.

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Hooding Ceremony

Graduating doctoral candidates are invited to this formal ceremony to commemorate their achievement. The candidate’s dissertation chair hoods the candidate. This ceremony is hosted at the end of each semester is by invitation only, RSVP is required.

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Joan Prouty Conference

The Annual Joan Prouty Conference on Literacy features a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and professional development. The conference is open to students, faculty and the public to attend. Registration is required.

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Mental Health First Aid Workshop

Youth Mental Health First Aid training is offered each semester, the goal is to train teachers and other caring citizens how to help adolescents (age 12-18) that are experiencing an addiction or mental health challenges. The course is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. For more information, please contact Dr. Daphne Johnson

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

New student orientation is an awesome opportunity to learn your way around campus and learn about all the great student resources available at SHSU. The college hosts a special session for Education majors to meet the Dean. This is a great way to begin your time at SHSU!

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Opportunity Fair

Hosted each semester, the Opportunity Fair is designed to helps students learn about student organizations, programs and service opportunities for education majors. Representatives from PSUN, TAFE, the COE Ambassadors, 4 + 1, YLR, TRiO, the Charles Butt Scholarship, and more will be there to share information on opportunities.


Research as an Undergraduate Learning Experience (RULE) encourages undergraduate student research. Participants have the opportunity to present their research via a poster presentation at the end of the spring semester. Top Scholar awards are presented.

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Teacher Career Fair

The Teacher Career Fair is hosted by the SHSU Career Success Center each semester. Representatives from 80-100 school districts attend, ready to meet, interview and hire our graduating teacher candidates. This event is typically held in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

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Pinning Ceremony

Bearkat Teacher candidates attend this event prior to graduation to be pinned by faculty, take the Bearkat Teacher Oath, receive the charge of becoming a difference maker in the lives of their future students and are officially welcomed into the teaching profession. Family members are welcome, RSVP is requested.

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Hosted by SHSU Visitor Services, prospective students and their families are invited to attend an admissions presentation, academic presentations by the College of Education, tour campus and so much more. This is the largest open campus event of the semester and a great opportunity to discover if SHSU is right for you.


Wellness, Health, Occupational, Leadership, Educational (WHOLE) program is designed to support College of Education graduate students. Events are held each semester and activities include professional development workshops, and interactive presentations. For more information, please contact the COE Grad Hub