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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.

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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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           Register for Study Abroad Online

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

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.

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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Study Abroad in South Africa

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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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