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Dr. Ricardo Montelongo

College Of Education Professor Awarded

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

Commencement Spotlight: Tiffany Luna

Commencement Spotlight: Tiffany Luna

Tiffany Luna’s academic achievements led her to the amazing opportunity of becoming a Terry Foundation Scholar at Sam Houston State University. While her success as a student has been impressive, she still had challenges with being the first in her family to pursue a college degree.

Baily Cowart

College of Education Supplies Packs For Baily

To find out how much B.E. Blessed has grown in the last few years, one would simply have to ask Baily Cowart and her family how many school supply donations have flooded the upstairs portion of their Conroe home in recent months.

The Center for Community Engagement Receives National Recognition

The Center for Community Engagement Receives National Recognition

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.

Karina Quilantan-Garza

SHSU Student Named ‘Librarian Of The Year’ By Texas Library Association

SHSU doctoral student Karina Quilantan-Garza received the 2022 Librarian of the Year Award from the Texas Library Association.

Destiny Burton

Commencement Spotlight: Destiny Burton

Destiny Burton was able to find herself and the type of teacher she wants to be within the different organizations she participated in at SHSU. Burton was the president of College of Education Ambassador, co-president of Texas Association of Future Educators, member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, TRiO SSS, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and Truth College Ministry.

Deirdre Holloway

Commencement Spotlight: Deirdre Holloway

When Deirdre isn’t helping others pursue their educational dreams, she works on continuing hers.

COE Graduates in high demand.

College of Education Graduates in High Demand, 'Top Choice' for School Districts

Sam Houston State University’s College of Education graduates hundreds of Bearkat teachers each semester who are prepared to educate future generations in the classroom. Those new Bearkat teachers immediately begin to make a difference in the lives of their students. Each teacher provides their students with the best education thanks to the abundance of resources and programs the college has in place to support students and teachers in the classroom.

DEOY Award Winner

College Of Education Recognizes Distinguished Educators Of The Year

The transformative power of a quality educator knows no bounds. An effective teacher has the potential to directly influence the lives and future career paths of their students daily. For this reason, Sam Houston State University’s College of Education (COE) recognizes educators who have made a significant contribution to the field in an awards ceremony each year with the Distinguished Educator of the Year award. This award is the highest honor the COE at SHSU can bestow upon its alumni.

Smith-Hutson Scholars

Meet the Newest Smith-Hutson Scholars

Meet a few of SHSU’s newest and brightest ’21-’22 Bearkats, joining the campus community with the distinguished title of Smith-Hutson Scholars.

Student raising her hand in a class presentation

SHSU Partnership Offers Scholarship Opportunity For Teachers

Sam Houston State University’s College of Education (COE) has been preparing educators since becoming the first teacher training institution in the state of Texas in 1879. Thanks to a partnership with the Raising Texas Teachers initiative, there has never been a better time to become a teacher in the state of Texas.

Wanda Smith

Alumna To Share Story of Perseverance At SHSU Commencement

Wanda Smith hopes to make a difference in the lives of others by sharing her story of perseverance to approximately 1,940 graduating Bearkats as the guest speaker for the Sam Houston State University Fall 2021 Commencement.

Teacher Residency

College of Education Offers New Paid Teacher Residencies For Students

Sam Houston State University’s College of Education is partnering with Aldine and Klein Independent School Districts to offer paid teacher residency programs for Bearkat students. Opportunity Culture, is providing year-long, paid teacher residencies designed to bring a fresh approach to teacher training.

First Cohort and Coordinators

Teacher Preparation Program Awarded For Excellence

Chosen for the program’s effectiveness and outstanding impact on teacher education, Sam Houston State University’s 4+1 TEACH program in the College of Education has been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence and Innovation Award for the Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education program, which is a nationally recognized award given by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Big Check

College Of Education Scholarship Honors Alumna’s Journey To Teaching

Sam Houston State University President, Alisa White, helped NBC’s TODAY show, along with reporter Jenna Bush Hager, honor a fellow Bearkat on National Teacher’s Day. Wanda Smith’s story of perseverance was featured on the television show, and White was there to share a surprise scholarship announcement from Brenham, Texas.

Teacher Education Center

SHSU Partners With Raising Texas Teachers Initiative To Offer New Scholarship

Sam Houston State University’s College of Education has been preparing educators since becoming the first teacher training institution in the state of Texas in 1879. Thanks to a new partnership with the Raising Texas Teachers initiative, there has never been a better time to become a teacher in the state of Texas.

TAFE Color Run

College Of Education Color Run Supports Literacy For Walker County Youth

Sam Houston State University’s chapter of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) is hosting the first annual Run With Your Imagination 5K Color Run. The race begins at 9 a.m. on May 1 at the Garret Education Building and proceeds will benefit Walker County’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

Ellijah Taylor writing poetry

Education Senior Publishes First Book Of Poetry

National Poetry Month in April is a special occasion to recognize the importance of poets and poetry in our culture. This year, on the 25th anniversary of the celebration, the occasion falls on a time of great uncertainty for our country. For this reason, many have turned to poetry to find comfort, resilience, and connection throughout the current public health crisis, April, and beyond.