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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.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers programs that lead to degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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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


Summer and Fall Applications are open to apply for our blocked programs.

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James Madison Graduate Fellowship

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What's New in C&I

Dr. Taylor Acee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, will deliver this year’s Presidential Seminar entitled “College Student Motivation: Emerging Research and Ideas for Practice."  Acee will review a series of experimental and correlational studies he conducted on student motivation in undergraduate courses. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the Alkek Teaching Theatre, with a short reception prior to lecture at 6:00 pm. The Presidential Seminar is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

Dr. Kathleen Fite named Ambassador for Childhood by child advocacy groups. Read more.

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

Dr. Lori Czop Assaf, Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction, was nominated and accepted the position as Chair for Literacy Research Association International Innovative Community Group.  Her position as Chair will run from 2012-2015.

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).

Dr. Kathleen Fite named Distinguished Alumni  Read More

Celebration of Lady Bird Johnson's Contribution to Early Childhood Education   Video

Dr. Lori Assaf co-directed the KwaZulu-Natal University Winter Writing Institute and lead the first annual South African Study Abroad Course in Chintsa, South Africa.  Read More

Dr. Mary Esther Huerta, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, received the 2012 Association of Education Publishers Award for her co-authored book, Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, in the category of Community Building and Parental Involvement.

Dr. Sharon O'Neal, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, received the 2012 award for "College Teacher of the Year" at the annual conference of Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (TCTELA).    Read more.

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Study Abroad in South Africa

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2014 Play and Inquiry Summer Workshop: Ages 3-8

Registration or the Early Childhood Play and Inquiry Workshop June 16th - July 3rd, 2014, an annual enrichment camp for children ages 3-8 years. Offered by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University and under the direction of Dr. Dianne Pape, Dr. Tim Kinard and Teresa Zapp. As always, this program promises to be a wonderful time for all, as the university's education students guide children's activities in art, music, woodworking, science, language arts, sand and water, and much more! Dates and registration June 16th - July 3rd, 2014. Contact Diane Osborne at: do11@txstate.edu or 512-245-3680 for additional questions2014 Registration Form


Young Writers' Camp

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 June 23-27, 2014 & June 30-July 3, 2014; 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 various weekly sessions between June 9-27, 2014, for grades 1-12. Our camps are being taught by Central Texas Writing Project expert writing teachers who have received additonal hours in writing instruction and assessment. Click on the link to download the 2014 Young Writers Camp Brochure and registration form the San Marcos campus or the Round Rock campus. For more information about the various camps, please contact Diane Osborne at 512-245-3680 or e-mail at do11@txstate.edu.
An additional Young Writers' Camp will be held in partnership with Texas State University and Eanes ISD. The 2014 camp information coming soon. For additional information contact Diane Osborne at 512-245-3680 or e-mail at do11@txstate.edu.


Designing Green Engineering Summer Camp for Middle School Students

This summer camp for middle school students (6th - 8th grade) is sponsored by the Ingram School of Engineering and the LBJ Institute for STEM Education & Research.  Students will explore sustainable energy and green building concepts, use inventive and creative thinking to incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math into fun and memorable experiences.  When: Tuesday - Friday, July 8-11 and Monday, July 14 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  Where: Ingram School of Engineering, RFM Building, Room 1239, 749 North Comanche Street, San Marcos, TX 78666.  Deadline to apply: May 2, 2014.  Questions: 512-245-1826, or email sr28@txstate.edu (Sarah Rivas). 

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TEACH GRANT PROGRAM

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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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H-E-B Family Literacy Volunteer Fall 2013 Application

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Graduate Comprehensive Exams

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