First in Texas

Established in 1879, we were the first teacher preparation institute in Texas and under the leadership of Dean Stacey Edmonson, the college continues our legacy of preparing exceptional educators and our commitment to making a difference in the lives of students. The college is home to four departments; Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Library Science & Technology, and the School of Teaching and Learning; service and research centers and a charter school. We offer a variety of programs including a Bachelor’s degree in Education, 13 master’s degrees, 6 doctoral degrees, 13 certificates and 5 certifications. Our specialized programs are accredited, recognized and award winning at the state and national level.


A map depicting the state of Texas. There is a small, deep red circle centered over Huntsville, Texas and a larger, lighter-red circle that surrounds the smaller deep red circle.

Servicio en Nuestras Escuelas

With many new or emerging English speakers in Texas classrooms, the need for bilingual diagnosticians has become more imperative.

Sam Houston State Among Best Online Programs In National Ranking

Sam Houston State Among Best Online Programs In National Ranking

SHSU has earned national recognition in U.S. News & World Report. Considered the global authority in education rankings, the publication recently announced the 2023 Best Online Programs.

Blinn College, SHSU Announce New Opportunities For Transfer Students

Blinn College, SHSU Announce New Education Pathway For Transfer Students

The Blinn College District and SHSU announced a new partnership program that will allow students to earn their associate degree from Blinn before completing their bachelor's degree at Sam Houston State.

SHSU Center Launches School Safety Podcast

SHSU Center Launches School Safety Podcast

The Center for Assessment, Research and Educational Safety (CARES) at Sam Houston State University launched its first podcast episode on Jan. 17. The podcast shares its name with CARES and focuses on educational safety through a variety of lenses.

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