About the College of Education

Contact Information / Who's Who
Office of the Dean
214 Farish Hall
Associate Dean for Operations and Administration
214 Farish Hall
Office of Undergraduate Studies
160 Farish Hall

Office of Graduate Studies
256 Farish Hall

Department of Curriculum and Instruction
236 Farish Hall
Department of Educational Psychology
491 Farish Hall

Robert H. McPherson, Ph.D., University of Houston

Associate Dean of Operations and Administration:
Jacqueline Hawkins, Ed.D., University of Houston

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Teacher Education:
Melissa Pierson, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies:
Margaret Watson, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

College Business Administrator:
Bill Nguyen


Mission / Objectives

The College of Education is committed to the preparation of teachers, counselors, school and higher education administrators, and professionals for a wide variety of educational settings, including social agencies, business, and government. Because of the university's urban setting, students will have opportunities to work with learners in a wide variety of educational settings.


The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification(SEBC) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The dietetics internship program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association.

College of Education's Departmental Organization

Each of the two departments of the college focuses on a specific aspect of professional education. Two departments offer undergraduate degrees. The major entitled Interdisciplinary Studies is housed within the Curriculum and Instruction Department. Two majors, Health and Human Development and Family Studies are housed in the Educational Psychology Department. 

Undergraduate Degrees:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Teaching and Learning (formerly Interdisciplinary Studies): B.S.
  • Educational Psychology
    • Human Development and Family Studies: B.S. & B.A.
    • Health: B.S.

    See also: Listing of Available Certificates

Catalog Publish Date: August 22, 2012
This Page Last Updated: October 3, 2012