Education, Bachelor of Science

Available: On Campus

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Founded as Sam Houston Normal Institute in 1879, Sam Houston State University was the first teacher preparation program in Texas.

The BS in Education offers ideal class sizes and personal attention from a highly qualified faculty.


The Education degree is offered at the main campus in Huntsville and many classes are offered at The Woodlands Center.

Careers in Education

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • Administrator
  • Coach
  • Superintendent
  • Professors

Or continue your education with a graduate degree.


The first step to becoming a teacher is deciding which grade level you want to teach, as this will determine your degree plan.

Students interested in the B.S. in Education and a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning can get a jumpstart on their master's degree in the 4+1 accelerated dual degree programs. With the 4+1 programs, students complete graduate-level courses as part of their undergraduate degree. See the Education degree program list for availability.

All students are required to participate in field experiences in public schools.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Length 120-131 Credit Hours
Required Courses Education Degree Program List (or see above)
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 15
  • Summer: May 15