Dec 10, 2018  
2016 - 2018 UTPB Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2016 - 2018 UTPB Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education


The vision of the College of Education is a community of life-long learners who actively reflect on the impact of their values, attitudes, beliefs, and practices.

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators who are proactive in nurturing the life-long development of all learners. This mission will be accomplished by:

  • Facilitating the acquisition of necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions;
  • Cultivating the value of diversity
  • Encouraging collaborative inquiry, innovation, and research;
  • Promoting collegiality and service in schools and communities;
  • Integrating technology into practice;
  • Providing opportunities for professional growth; and
  • Influencing educational practices and policies at the local, state, and national level. 

Interim Dean of the College of Education
Roy Hurst, Ph.D.
 
Associate Dean of the College of Education
Roy Hurst, Ph.D.
 
Chair of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeannine Hurst, Ph.D.
 
Chair of Educational Leadership and Counseling
Jessica Garrett, Ed.D.

Graduate Faculty

Maria Avalos, Ph.D. Assistant Professor / Education Counseling
Kevin Badgett, Ed.D. Assistant Professor / Educational Leadership
Lindsey Balderaz, Ph.D. Senior Lecture/Special Education
Jessica Garrett, Ed.D. Associate Professor / Educational Leadership
Jeannine Hurst, Ph.D. Associate Professor / Reading
Roy Hurst, Ph.D. Professor / Professional Education
William Kritsonis, Ph.D. Professor / Educational Leadership
Kara Rosenblatt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor/Special Education
Yolanda Salgado, Ph.D. Associate Professor / Bilingual Education
Ann Marie Smith, Ph.D. Assistant Professor / Reading
Robert Zeglin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor / Education Counseling

Programs of Study

The advanced programs offered through the College of Education are designed to prepare candidates for enhanced classroom teaching, for leadership responsibilities beyond the classroom, and for doctoral study. Courses are offered in a variety of formats (face-to-face, online, hybrid, weekend), which allows candidates who are currently working to also attend class. Candidates may earn a Master of Arts (MA) degree in conjunction or separate from advanced certifications also offered by the College of Education.

Master of Arts degree programs

The College of Education offers six Master of Arts (MA) degree programs:

Bilingual/English as a Second Language
Counseling
Educational Leadership
Professional Education
Reading
Special Education
 

Post-Bachelors Alternative Teacher Certification

Initial teaching certification can be earned in conjunction with or separate from coursework for a master’s degree. Students who are preparing for teacher certification, and, at the same time, working toward a master’s degree, are admitted to Graduate Studies for the appropriate Education MA degree program, and are also admitted to the teacher certification program as a second field of study. Students who are preparing for teacher certification, but who are not working towards a master’s degree, are admitted under the certification option. Initial teacher certifications can be earned in:

  Elementary Grades EC-6 Core Subjects
  Middle Level Grades 4-8 Core Subjects; also English Language Arts; Math; Science; Social Studies
  Secondary Grades 6-12 Business Education; Physical Science; Grades 8-12 Computer Science
    Grades 7-12 Chemistry; English Language Arts; History; Life Science (Biology); Journalism; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Speech
  All Level Grades EC-12 Art; Music; Physical Education; Spanish; Special Education

                                                                                                                                                        
Supplemental certifications in Bilingual, ESL, or Special Education are available with any certification.
 
Advanced Certifications

Advanced educator certifications require a master’s degree and can be earned in conjunction with or after completion of coursework for a master’s degree. Advanced certifications offered through the College of Education are:

Educational Diagnostician
Principal
Superintendent
Reading Specialist
Master Reading Teacher
School Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor

Every effort is made to maintain consistency between the programs offered by the College of Education and the requirements for initial and advanced certifications established by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. However, the state requirements for certifications may change more frequently than published degree requirements, and it is critical that candidates consult their advisors and the UTPB Certification Officer regularly.

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling

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