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College of Education Impact Report | 2018-2019

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The Impact Report offers an annual update on how College of Education faculty, staff, and students are making an impact in our communities.

Dr. Michael P. O'Malley, Dean
Dr. Michael P. O'Malley, Dean

Southwest Texas State Normal School was chartered in 1899 with the mission of preparing the highest quality teachers in Texas. One hundred and twenty years later, we are celebrating an unbroken line of students who have come to this university on a hill across generations with the goal of becoming exceptional educators. Over these twelve decades of the College of Education’s history, we have also expanded our expertise and academic programs into mental and physical health and well-being, adult and higher education, and all aspects of K-12 school district professionals, from principal and superintendent preparation to school counselor certification. As we reflect on our rich history, I am excited to bring you this report that is full of stories of a College of Education committed to quality teaching and education for all students while also having come into its own as a major research center.

I am proud that our college is currently more representative of the diverse communities of Texas than it has ever been. Our College of Education has become a pathway to meaningful careers for learners who work together across a wide range of cultures and life experiences. To ensure that we are serving all of our students in a community of inclusive excellence, we have embarked on an equity audit led by our new Dean’s Fellows. This project involves a college-wide review of student success indicators in order to enhance quality and relevant academic engagement and learning support opportunities for all of our students.