College of Education

Established in 1879, the College of Education was the first teacher preparation institute in Texas. In 1923, Sam Houston Normal Institute became Sam Houston Teachers College. The College’s educational mission continued to broaden and in 1969 became Sam Houston State University. 

Under the leadership of Dean Stacey Edmonson, the College continues the legacy of preparing exceptional educators and the 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); multiple service and research centers and a charter school.

We like to say the university grew up around the College of Education and that our roots run deep in preparing the best educators in the State of Texas. Your gifts will ensure that the College of Education continues to develop Today's Learners, Tomorrow's Leaders!

SHSU 1961 Sigma Chi Challenge
Sigma Chi alumni brothers Jerry Stephenson '78, Larry Larrison '77, Shane Sklar '99, and Jason Hammons '99 have come together for our first SHSU Giving Day to encourage support back to the university. Give $19.61 or more in honor of the founding of Sigma Chi at SHSU and when 25 gifts are made, $1,961 will be unlocked from these fraternity brothers!
Most Gifts Leaderboard
Which specific area on campus will receive the most gifts to support their larger philanthropic goals? Make a gift now to help your favorite area at Sam Houston State University get to the top of the leaderboard!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 250
2 College of Business Administration 124
3 Alumni Association 56
4 Freshman Scholarships 41
5 SHSU Food Pantry 40
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