Teacher Education Program Highlights
Locally and Nationally Recognized Preservice Teacher Education Programs
The preservice teacher education program at Texas State University is the largest university–based teacher preparation program in Texas. Teacher education has been a central mission of the university since 1899, when the institution was established as Southwest Texas State Normal School. Our teacher education program has received both state and national recognition and has strong working partnerships with the many central Texas school districts that provide the clinical settings in which the preparation program is delivered and that, ultimately, employ program graduates.
The teacher education program consists of elementary, bilingual, special education, middle school, secondary, and all-level programs leading to teaching certificates in 32 different areas. The program is staffed by approximately 78 faculty members who teach approximately 89 different teacher preparation courses and approximately 20 faculty members in the various departments across the campus.
Equity-Oriented Teacher Education
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction develops education professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled leaders in their fields, who are ethical and caring in their actions, and who appreciate the rich diversity that defines our school and social contexts. Through university, school, community, and professional partnerships, we advance scholarship and pedagogy that influence education practice and policy.