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 teaching elementary school; Early Childhood – 6th grade (EC-6); will major in Education and minor in EC-6 Core, Special Education (EC – 12), or Bilingual-Spanish (EC – 6).

Students interested in teaching grades 4 - 8 will major in Education and will minor in the preferred teaching field; Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English Language Arts, or Core (Generalist)..

Students interested in teaching grades 7-12 will double major in Education and their preferred subject (content area); Mathematics, Science Composite, English Language Arts, History, Journalism, Spanish, Kinesiology (P.E.) or Agriculture.

Students who plan to teach Music, Theatre or Art will pursue a BFA degree with Teacher Certification (see an academic advisor for details).

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
Catalog Entry Bachelor of Science (BS)
BS in Education EC 6 Educational Core
BS in Education EC 6 Bilingual Core
BS in Education EC 6 Special Education Core
BS in Education 4-8 Core
BS in Education 4-8 ELAR
BS in Education 4-8 Mathematics
BS in Education 4-8 Science
BS in Education 4-8 Social Studies
BS in Education Early Childhood Education
Length 120-129 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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