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Chair's Message

Dr. Glenna Billingsley

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction! Thank you for your interest in learning more about the department and the educational opportunities we offer our students. Our department has been an integral part of Texas State University since its foundation as a Normal School in 1899 to serve the state's need for trained public school teachers. We have grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive educator preparation programs in the nation. As such, we offer doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate degrees that span educational needs for early childhood students through those pursuing college and university degrees.

Our students are prepared to become critical and innovative educators and researchers who are responsive to the unique educational needs of every child. That means we take it upon ourselves to dismantle social inequities and transform lives in order to build a more inclusive, just, and prosperous society. 

Having received a master's and doctoral degree from Texas State University, I feel that Bobcat pride every day! I know this institution provided me a world-class education and remains my cornerstone. Having taught in schools for 26 years before coming to higher education, I credit my successful career to what I learned at this university. I know I am so lucky to have been educated here and get to work here!

As you navigate through our website to explore all our degree and certification options, we hope you will also learn about our outstanding faculty and the many programs, centers, and institutes that serve our students and the community. 

As Interim Chair of this vast and dynamic department, I invite you to learn more about our programs by contacting our program coordinators by emailing the Curriculum and Instruction main office.

I look forward to welcoming you to our community of educators!

Glenna M. Billingsley, Ph.D.

Interim Chair and Associate Professor