College of Professional Education
Interim Dean: Jerry E. Whitworth, Professor
Interim Associate Dean: Gina Anderson, Professor & Certification Officer
Location: SH 202
Programs in the College of Professional Education are designed to place knowledge in service to society. 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.
The College of Professional Education provides graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Specific degree and program information can be found under departmental listings and on the College of Professional Education website. Teacher Education programs in the College are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). 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).
Programs in the College of Professional Education are housed in the Human Development Building (HDB), the Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building (MCL), and Stoddard Hall (SH). A special facility housed in the Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey Library is the Teaching Materials Center. The center offers student access to State- adopted textbooks, curriculum guides, and other materials used in public schools in Texas. The Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic housed in HDB provides opportunities for research and practice in family sciences.