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Your Degree. Your Way. Your Future

  • Build upon your knowledge of education and prepare for the future with a graduate degree in education offered online.
  • Advance your career as a school principal, administrator, school librarian, counselor, diagnostician, and master teacher
  • Achievable and Affordable. In-state tuition for everyone. Explore the cost.

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Rise to the Top

The College of Education at Sam Houston State University has been preparing educators since 1879. Taught by highly qualified faculty, small classes encourage an interactive and personal educational environment that you can thrive in. A broad range of master’s and doctoral level programs offer opportunities for those looking to take the next step in their career.

Discover Your Path to the Future

Prepare for your next career move with one of nine master’s degrees, two doctoral degrees, and 13 graduate certificates that span teaching and learning, educational leadership, counselor education, and library science and technology.

SHSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the SHSU Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

A Legacy to Build Your Future On

Since 1879, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” echoes across SHSU’s seven colleges and beyond its Texas campus.

While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 40 undergraduate and graduate degrees that can be earned through online courses, SHSU Online has the option you’re looking for to reach your academic, personal, and professional goals on your own schedule.

All students, whether learning online or on campus, receive the same quality of education and are taught by the same professors.