Transformational Research Partnerships
Texas State University's College of Education is proud of our partnerships with government agencies and non-profit foundations that are supporting our research and education with relevance. Selected examples of our externally funded projects and the impact they are having are featured below.
College of Education professors were awarded both a $1.4 million award and a $539,000 sub-award from The Institute of Education Sciences for projects aimed at improving writing instruction for students with disabilities.
A College of Education professor of special education is the principal investigator on a $4.3 million grant project studying school policing.
The U.S. Department of Education has funded an interprofessional preparation program for School Psychology and Special Education graudate students ($1.04 million).
The College of Education has received $450,000 in funding from Raise Your Hand Texas to enhance our widely recognized teacher educator program. The funding will be used for curriculum and faculty development, and is expected to lead to new student scholarships.
Our Special Education faculty were selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's Networked Improvement Community to address the nationwide shortage of Special Education teachers and to increase diversity among these teachers.
A College of Education faculty researcher was selected as an NaEd/Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellow, to support her research with English Language Learners. This two-year, $70,000 fellowship is awarded to just 30 scholars annually.
Our School Psychology program's Project SUPERB (Scholars Using Psychology and Education to Reach Bilinguals) has trained 27 new bilingual school psychologists who have entered the workforce after graduating. The program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education ($1.02 million).
In the past year, three of our faculty traveled around the world on Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grants, conducting research in their respective fields. Fulbright locations included Rome, Italy; Hanoi, Vietnam and Pontianak, Indonesia.
Faculty in our Health and Human Performance Department were awarded a $49,969 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to continue their work with the Spring Lake Outdoor Education Program, which offers outdoor experiences to underserved youth.