About the College of Education
The mission of the College of Education at Texas Southern University is "to provide
competent career professionals for effective service in urban schools, utilizing research,
collaboration, and application in seeking solutions to teaching, learning, social,
physical and behavioral issues facing urban populations." In support of its mission,
the College of Education provides courses of study leading to academic degrees in
four instructional departments:
The Department of Counselor Education prepares counselors, who value equity and equality,
to meet the demands of a culturally and linguistically diverse clientele. With a special emphasis on knowledge bases and internships, the
department seeks to prepare prospective counselors, classroom teachers, and other
professionals with the knowledge and skills essential for an understanding of the
individual and his/her educational, vocational, health, and social problems. Graduates
are prepared for a wide range of positions, such as community/school counselors, counselor
educators, advocates, consultants, and administrators.
The Mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to provide an education
for pre-service teachers, post-baccalaureate teachers and other educators that will
enable them to assure a developmentally appropriate, equal and equitable education
for students from diverse populations. This education prepares undergraduates and
graduates to become quality teachers for elementary and secondary teaching. Graduate
degrees provide experienced educators with more advanced and in-depth studies.
The Department of Educational Administration & Foundations offers Masters and Doctoral
degrees in Educational Administration. Also offered are programs leading to professional
certification in Educational Administration at the Principal and Superintendency levels.
The purpose of the Educational Administration and Foundation program in the College
of Education is to prepare, on a continuing basis, individuals who are competent and
capable, possess a strong awareness of their responsibility to organize, and lead
and manage efficient and effective educational institutions.
The Department of Department of Health and Kinesiology prepares student majors in
both Health and Human Performance and serves the general needs of fitness and skill
development for the general student body. A high degree of professionalism among faculty
is required to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The department's mission
is to prepare students as competent teachers, leaders, researchers, behavioral scientists
and heath administrators who are able to serve urban and non-urban populations.
At the doctoral level the College of Education program is designed to enhance educational
growth and prepare one for unlimited opportunities in education. In addition to the
four instructional departments the College of Education includes:
The Center for the Development and study of Effective Pedagogy for African America
learners (CPAL) It is the mission of the Center for the Development and Study of Effective
Pedagogy for African American Learners (CPAL) to promote educator and institutional
responsibility for the excellent and equitable education of African American learners.
This mission is pursued via a series of initiatives relative to teaching, professional
development, support and services specific to assuring the school success of African
American and lower-income learners. A laboratory school serving students in grades
K-3 from the Cuney Homes Development and operating in collaboration with the Houston
Independent School District. The Jack Yates High School, HISD, is near, and the Middle
College High school for Technology Careers is located on the TSU campus, a Certification
Office that serves as a resource and service unit designed to facilitate the process
of obtaining certification as a licensed teacher, counselor, and/or administrator
for students completing a course of study at Texas Southern University, an Office
of Field Experiences which functions as a support system for students seeking to gain
admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and to be approved for the student teaching
practicum. Students are admitted to the College of Education through this office,
which evaluates their credentials, and other relevant materials to ensure that they
meet the criteria for admission as put forth by the College of Education and the department
of Curriculum and Instruction. The Office of Field Experiences is responsible for
the assignment of student teachers to the public schools, the development of a professional
development program, and the assignment of supervisors to student teachers, and a
coordinating office at the University Center at the Woodlands. The coordinator is
responsible for recruiting and retention of students. The coordinator teaches some
courses as well.
The College of Education has provided innovative approaches to education since 1947.
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