College of Professional Education

Dean: Lisa Huffman, Professor
Associate Dean: Gina Anderson, Professor & Certification Officer
Location: SH 202
Phone: 940-898-2202
Fax: 940-898-2209

The programs in the College of Professional Education advance knowledge through teaching, research, and service in order to foster thriving families, schools, and communities. Four components comprise the College: the Department of Family Sciences, the Department of Reading, the Department of Teacher Education, and the School of Library and Information Studies.

Programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Library Science, Master of Arts in Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available through the college.

The College of Professional Education offers graduate degrees in library science, child development, child life, family studies, family therapy, counseling and development, reading, special education, educational administration, teaching, learning and curriculum, and early childhood education.

The College of Professional Education also offers professional educator preparation and certification for school librarians, principals, superintendents, counselors, reading specialists, master reading teachers, and diagnosticians.

Educator preparation programs in the College are accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Master's programs in Library and Information Studies are accredited by the American Library Association. The Counseling and Development program is accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Master of Science in Family Therapy is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Areas of Study

For admission to any of our graduate programs, please visit the TWU Graduate School webpage.