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College of Education Advising Center


Welcome to the College of Education Advising Center

The College of Education Advising Center website is the source for information about undergraduate degree programs offered through the College of Education at Texas State.

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The College of Education Undergraduate Advising Center is the source for information about undergraduate programs within the College of Education at Texas State.  We've compiled a few helpful notes to assist you as you explore our web site's extensive resources for current and prospective students:

  • We also encourage you to explore the tabs that are listed across the top of this page for information pertaining to current, new and prospective Students. 
  •  Finally, please watch below for Announcements relevant to the College of Education.

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Student Teaching Round-Ups for Fall 2015 Student Teachers

You must attend at least one of the following meetings if you are planning to student teach in Fall 2015. Students planning to teach "Out of Area" must also attend the meeting on February 6, 2015 as noted below. If you have previously applied for student teaching but did not student teach, you must attend another Round-Up meeting. Students who do not attend a Round-Up meeting will be required to wait until Spring 2016 to student teach.

February 2, 2015

  • Texas State University - San Marcos
  • Alkek Theater - Library
  • San Marcos, Texas 78666
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

February 3, 2015

  • Texas State University - San Marcos
  • Alkek Theater - Library
  • San Marcos, TX 78666
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

February 4, 2015

  • Texas State University - Round Rock
  • Teaching Theater - Avery Building RM 252
  • Round Rock, Texas
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.

February 4, 2015

  • Texas State University - Round Rock
  • Teaching Theater - Avery Building RM 252
  • Round Rock, Texas
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. TRP STUDENTS ONLY

February 6, 2015

  • Texas State University - San Marcos
  • Alkek Theater - Library
  • San Marcos, Texas 78666
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

February 6, 2015 (Out of Area Student Teaching)

If you are planning to student teach "out of area" (Houston, Dallas, etc.) you will need to attend this meeting IN ADDITION TO one of the Round-Up meetings noted above. Student Teaching out of area will depend on departmental approval.


  • Texas State University - San Marcos
  • Alkek Theater - Library
  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mandatory AT 4360 Internship Meeting for ESS Pre-PT Majors

Do you plan on graduating in Summer or Fall 2015 but have yet to take AT 4360?

The prerequisites for AT 4360 are AT 3326/3126, AT 3328/3128 and AT 3336/3136, plus a 2.75 TX State GPA.

To take AT 4360 in the Summer or Fall semester you must attend one of the PRE-PT INTERN meetings on March 4th at 3:30 pm in Jowers A210, or March 5th at 4:00 pm in Jowers A206.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a copy of your degree audit.

Students who have class conflicts on both days must sign up on Dr. Vela’s door (Jowers A145) before the meeting for an alternate meeting date. Other excuses (ex., work) are not acceptable for not attending the meeting.


The Spring 2015 Graduation Application Is Now Available

Graduation Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Students must indicate their intent to graduate by applying for graduation by the Graduation Application Deadline stated on the Academic Calendar If a student fails to complete the required courses in time for a planned graduation, the student will need to submit an additional graduation application in the following semester.

Please note that graduate students apply for graduation through the Graduate College.


  • The application for Spring 2015 Graduation can be accessed in the Self-Service menu (SSB) of the new Student Information System at the following link: https://ssb.txstate.edu/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin.
  • Log in and select the Student tab, select Student Records, and select Apply to Graduate.  
       *If you are unable to access the application, contact the advising center at 512.245.3050.*

The advising staff will correspond with you via your Texas State email address regarding your application status and graduation following submission of your application.

College of Education Scholarships (2015-2016)

February 20 is the deadline for submitting applications for most College of Education scholarships to be awarded for academic year 2015-16.

The College of Education offers a variety of competitive academic scholarships for which students may apply through our newly implemented online system. Scholarships offered through the College of Education are made possible through the generosity of our private donors.

For additional details, including a link to the Scholarship Application, click here.


NetIDs Will be Used to Log Into Texas State Self-Service and Other CatsWeb Services

The use of a Texas State ID (e.g., A12345678) and Self-Service PIN will no longer be used to log into any CatsWeb services (e.g., Texas State Self-Service, Tuition Payments, Correspondence, Extension, and Continuing Education). Instead, you will log in using your NetID (e.g., zzz99) and password to access these services. You can find more information about your NetID here.

Note: Texas State ID numbers will not completely go away. They will continue to be associated with student and employee records. Texas State IDs / PINs will not, however, be used to log into any Online Services.

Interested in Studying Abroad?

If you ever wanted to visit a foreign country, and potentially receive credit toward your degree, then studying abroad might be for you. Visit the Study Abroad Office, located in the Thornton International House, to learn about a variety of faculty-led, affiliated and non-affiliated programs, as well as international student exchange. 

The Summer 2015 application for Faculty-Led Study Abroad programs is now available. You can access the online application here.

Click on the link below to download a quick reference guide for Study Abroad coursework that may fulfill College of Education degree requirements.  Please contact your Academic Advisor if you have questions about coursework for your specific degree program.

Featured Programs


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

What You Will Learn
Cambodia has a rich history. The Angkor kingdom dominated the region for four centuries and the extensive remains of Angkor temples form a world heritage site.  Although Cambodia experienced civil war and genocide for three  decades, the country has been stable and working to rebuild its education system for the last 15 years. This program provides students the opportunity to learn general science, physics, and/or science methods while studying with Cambodian college students at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the oldest and most respected university in the country. Students will also have the opportunity to teach what they have learned to local Cambodian children. Cambodians are open and friendly and most of the Cambodians we will have contact with speak English.  The US dollar is the unit of currency.
Cost: $3,138. Includes Tuition and fees for six hours of university credit, $200 non-refundable application fee, lodging, breakfast and laundry, scheduled visits and excursions, international health insurance and travel assistance insurance and in-country airfare

Course Options


  • CI 4355 Science in Elementary Education
  • GS 3310 Honors General Science
  • GS 3320 Honors General Science
  • HON 3480C Teaching Physical Science to Children
For more information see the attached flyer, or contact: Dr. Gail Dickinson, Phone: 512.351-6134, E-mail: gd14@txstate.edu


South African Study Abroad Course

What You Will Learn
This South African study abroad course will provide students with the opportunity to develop cross cultural and intercultural competence and learn the most effective instructional strategies for teaching English to multilingual children and adults in a rural community in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The course is designed to help students take a critical, sociocultural approach to understanding human growth and development across life-span and life-spaces, compare cultural variations between literacy learning and schooling experiences in individuals raised in the United States and those in South Africa, and address a variety of issues and trends related to the schooling of children from diverse language and/or cultural backgrounds.

Cost: $3,840 (subject to change) Includes tuition and fees for six hours of university credit, lodging, meals, in country transportation, scheduled school visits, 3 days in Cape Town, $200 non-refundable fee, international health insurance.


  • CI 4378 Problems in Education (i) Elementary; (j) Secondary; (l) Bilingual
  • RDG 4380 Independent Study in Reading Instruction

For More Information contact: Dr. Lori Assaf, lassaf@txstate.edu


Important Closed Class Reminders

Academic advisors do not have the ability to place students into closed classes; this is reserved for academic departments.  For classes outside of the College of Education, please contact the department that offers the course to inquire about their procedure for appealing to get into a closed class. 

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

The Waitlist Function of the Registration System is available for most C&I classes. 
For instructions on how to use this function, please refer to the following link:
How to Use the Waitlist Function

If the waitlist function is unavailable for a particular course, or on the first day of class, you may fill out the C&I Department Course Override/Appeal Request on the department's website.  As space permits, students may be allowed into closed classes.

Students on the main campus who are willing to enroll in a Round Rock course may fill out the C&I Department Course Override/Appeal Request and may be allowed into those classes as space permits.

Department of Health & Human Performance

By submitting the Closed Class Request form below, your request will be considered by the Department of Health & Human Performance but does NOT guarantee that you will be awarded an override.  You are encouraged to continue visiting the registration system regularly in order to register for a seat in the course if it should become available due to another student dropping or additional seats being added to the section.  If you have not already, you are also encouraged to meet with your academic advisor to discuss course options and possible course alternatives to fill your schedule.  To find your advisor, click here.

Closed Class Request for AT courses except for AT 4360
Closed Class Request for AT 4360
Closed Class Request for ESS courses except for 1100-1192, 2320, 3321, 3325, and 4624
Closed Class Request for ESS 2320, 3321, 3325, and 4624
Closed Class Request for ESS 1100-1192 and PFW courses
Closed Class Request for H ED courses
Closed Class Request for REC courses


Important Information for Former Students Returning to Texas State

Students who have been away from Texas State for one long semester and wish to return are considered former students. All former students must reapply in order to return to Texas State.

A student who leaves Texas State due to academic suspension will return on probation after complying with the suspension requirements and meeting readmission criteria outlined by the University.

For additional information about returning to Texas State, please refer to the Undergraduate Admissions Former Students web page.


Instructions to View a Degree Audit

The Degree Audit is a helpful resource for students to track their degree progress and remaining degree requirements.  Students are encouraged to use the Degree Audit in conjuction with other University resources available to them (Advising Worksheets, Undergraduate Catalog) and, as always, should consult with an Academic Advisor for the most updated information about their degree plan. 

For Instructions to View a Dregree Audit, watch this brief Tutorial.

Math and Science Teachers Needed

If you love math or science, and if you have (or even if you haven't) thought about teaching, now is the time to do something about it. Our country needs you! Math and science teachers are in short supply and jobs are readily available, especially in grades 4-12.

Click here to learn how to become a science teacher.