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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Our Teacher Education Program is nationally accredited.

The Texas State University College of Education Teacher Education Program which is designed to produce graduates who demonstrate caring, professionalism, effective teaching skills, proficiency in pedagogy to meet diverse learner’s needs and understanding of the subject matter they teach, is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from February 2012 – February 2017. This accreditation certifies that the Teacher Education Program has provided evidence that it adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.

A new report from the USED projects a 29% increase in the need for new teachers between 2011 and 2022.  367,000 new teachers will be needed per year.   Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Fite honored with Communites in Schools Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Kathleen Fite, professor of education, was recognized on April 29, 2015 with the Communities in Schools, South Central Texas, Lifetime Achievement Award "for changing the lives of countless students through the Bobcat Buddy Partnership over 25 years." Click HERE for more details

College of Education Scholarship Winners announced for 2015-16 Academic year
The College of Education at Texas State University announced scholarship winners for the 2015-16 academic year at their recent Awards Day Celebration. Congratulations to all of these deserving students!
Click HERE to see the complete list of winners

Young Writers' Camps
For students ages 6-18, camps meet at Texas State University San Marcos campus or at the Round Rock campus. Camps at the San Marcos campus will be held 9 days: June 22-26, 2015 & June 29-July 2, 2015; ages 6-10, meet in the mornings; while ages 11-13 and ages 14-18, meet in the afternoons. Camps at the Round Rock campus will be held in one or two week sessions between June 15-26, 2015, for grades 1-12. Our camps are being taught by Central Texas Writing Project expert writing teachers who have received additional hours in writing instruction and assessment. For more information about the various camps, please contact Diane Osborne at 512-245-3680 or e-mail at do11@txstate.edu.
Click on the appropriate link to download the 2015 Young Writers Camp Brochure and registration form for:
San Marcos campus or the Round Rock campus.
** An additional Young Writers' Camp will be held in partnership with Texas State University and Eanes ISD. Click HERE to view the 2015 camp information and registration form for the Eanes ISD location. For additional information contact Diane Osborne at 512-245-3680 or e-mail at do11@txstate.edu.

Alumna Joël Johnson was recently named the Texas Outstanding Middle School ELAR Educator by TCTELA
Ms. Jöel Johnson has collaborated on research with her middle school students and faculty at Chapa Middle School in Kyle, Texas. Together with Dr. Lori Assaf of Texas State University, she has published three professional articles, two book chapters, written and received two grants, and facilitated three presentations at NCTE, TCTELA, and CTWP. She is an exceptional teacher, and TCTELA is proud to present her with the well-deserved honor of becoming the TCTELA Middle School Teacher of the Year. More Details

The Central Texas Writing Project's Invitational Summer InstituteJune 8, 2015 - July 3, 2015
The Central Texas Writing Project's Invitational Summer Institute is a unique learning event for professional educators. If you enjoy discovering innovative ideas for teaching writing, and if you want to grow as a writer as well as a teacher of writing, consider joining the more than 350 outstanding educators who have become a member of the organization's network in Central Texas. More Details

Study Abroad Program to South Africa, July 9 - August 3, 2015.  Many students have asked whether the trip to South Africa is still on because of the ebola epidemic and the answer is YES !  South Africa has not had one reported case of ebola.  They are 3335 miles from West Africa and have a very sophisticated health and medical infrastructure.     More 

NASA awards Texas State $15 million grant for STEM teacher training --  Dr. Araceli Ortiz - Assistant Professor in C&I, will serve as PI for the NASA grant that will impact more than 400,000 educators in the country by leveraging the research and professional development expertise of faculty in our College of Education and College of Science and Engineering along with partners at several Minority Serving Institutions on behalf of NASA.    More

Dr. Russ Lang – Executive Director of the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES) and Assistant Professor in C&I – and Dr. Terry Hancock – CARES’ Research Director – who will serve as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator, respectively, have received a grant for their Responsive Interaction Parent Training (RIPT) project. This $150,000 study is funded by the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services’ “Innovative Treatment Services for the Benefit of Children with Autism, Ages Three through Fifteen” program and will be completed by August 31, 2015.  More

Dr. Emily Summers – Associate Professor in C&I – will serve as a Co-Principal Investigator on the Association of American Geographers (AAG)-Texas State research project funded by the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program. Texas State’s portion of Geospatial Resources, Materials, and Tools for STEM Teacher Preparation requests $199,816 for one year.  More

Dr. Jo Beth Oestreich – Senior Lecturer in C&I – is the Principal Investigator for Latin America: A Region of Physical and Human Contrast, a one-year $27,000 project approved for funding by the National Geographic Education Foundation and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Texas Fund for Geography Education.  More

Dr. Araceli Ortiz (Director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research and C&I Assistant Professor) is a Co-Principal Investigator and Dr. Leslie Huling (Senior Advisor, LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research and C&I Professor) is the Community College Liaison for REENERGIZE: Attraction, Recruitment, and Retention of Students in STEM Programs, a three-year project awarded $613,000 by the US Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.  More

Texas State Teaching Students Volunteer in Chintsa, South AfricaSee pictures and video.

Drs. Lori Czop, Gwynne Ash, Jane Saunders, and Carol Delaney are the new editors of English in Texas, an award winning literacy journal associated with Texas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (TCTELA).

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C&I Department Course Override Request Form

This form is used if you receive registration errors in regards to CI, RDG, ECE, EDTC and SPED courses.  Examples include: missing prerequisites, departmental approvals, and cohort restriction.

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