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 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.
For most students, leaving high school life behind and transitioning into a new future is challenging. This major milestone can be even more daunting for students with disabilities.
Sam Houston State University became the sixth institution in the country to receive the International Literacy Association's (ILA) National Recognition, a seal of approval reserved for colleges and universities that exemplify the best in teacher preparation for literacy professionals. SHSU's Master of Education in reading and language arts with a reading specialist certification specifically garnered the award.