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Marcelino Saucedo graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts in Bilingual-Bicultural Elementary Education in August 2022. His thesis, entitled “Spanish Home Language Uses as Factors in Bilingual Children’s Language Preferences,” explored the impact of parents’ attitudes toward Spanish on the bilingualism of first graders in Niederwald, Texas. At Texas State, he served as President of B.E.S.O. (Bilingual Education Student Organization) and was recognized as a member of Kappa Delta Pi (International Honor Society in Education), Phi Sigma Pi, Sigma Alpha Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, and the Golden Key Honor Society. Marcelino is currently a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Manor ISD. He plans to continue his research by pursuing a doctoral degree in Bilingual Education. Make sure to read Marcelino Saucedo’s  insightful thesis “Spanish Home Language Uses as Factors in Bilingual Children's Language Preferences." Click here!


Dr. José Martínez Hinestroza has been accepted into the AAHHE Faculty Fellowship Program. The AAHHE Faculty Fellowship Program’s (FFP) primary goal is to prepare Latina/o/x faculty for successful careers in academia and beyond by increasing the number of tenured and promoted Latina/o/x faculty. The program is geared towards new faculty who are beyond their first year on the tenure-track. Towards this end, program sub-goals include to: (1) Provide strategies to assist tenure-track faculty in achieving their scholarly and career goals; (2) Build community and network with other Latina/o/x faculty; and (3) Develop future leaders who are dedicated to uplifting their communities.


Dr. Christie A. Lawson, who earned her Ed.D. in Developmental Education on December 11, 2021, has won The Graduate College’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences. Her dissertation, Undergraduate Latina/o/x Student Motivation: Moderating Influences of Cultural Capital on STEM Persistence at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, was directed by Dr. Carlton J. Fong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. For more information, click here!


Congratulations to Semilore Adelugba for being awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) International Peace Scholarship (IPS) for 2022-2023. Click here to read more!


Congratulations to Cassandra Gonzales for being selected as an AERA 2022-2023 Minority Dissertation Travel Awardee. AERA has announced its 2022–2023 Minority Dissertation Fellows and Travel Awardees. In a highly selective process, AERA’s Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program awards fellowships or travel funding to members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in education research and offers mentoring and guidance toward the completion of their doctoral studies. An important aim of the fellowship is to enhance the racial and ethnic diversity of faculty, scholars, and researchers across the education research field. Click here to read more!



Congratulations to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and Bonham Prekindergarten faculty members for receiving the 2021-2022 “Green Cat Challenge Award” from the Environment and Sustainability Committee at the Earth Day Festival. 

Congratulations to the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and Bonham Prekindergarten faculty members for receiving the 2021-2022 “Green Cat Challenge Award” from the Environment and Sustainability Committee at the Earth Day Festival.

Congratulations to Dr. Joellen Coryell for being appointed to serve as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador. Alumni Ambassadors represent the best of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and were selected through a competitive process. Ambassadors serve two-year terms and present information on their Fulbright experience at multiple events on college campuses and academic conferences each year.  

Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares knowledgeable and effective teachers who are responsive to the diverse needs of society. Through school and community partnerships, we advance research-based inquiry and instructional approaches that influence practice and policy.
Health and  Human Performance
The Department of Health and Human Performance creates and disseminates knowledge promoting evidence-based practice in health promotion, exercise science and recreation professions. They work to promote improved human performance and quality of life through evidence-based interventions.
Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
The Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology provides graduate education that promotes personal, cultural, social, emotional, educational and economic growth. Students generate research that advances the fields of education, mental health, and higher education.