Message from the Dean
Welcome to the website for the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at The University of Texas, San Antonio. Faculty, staff and administrators are committed to preparing educators who are knowledgeable about and respectful of the communities they serve and who respond intelligently, creatively and effectively to the needs of the children and families with whom they work. We are also committed to engaging in research that addresses critical educational issues and that informs policy and practice related to these issues. We believe that partnerships with local and area school districts, community agencies, other postsecondary educational institutions and community-based organizations are crucial to accomplishing our mission and we are engaged in numerous collaborative efforts in this regard.
We are engaged in a bold endeavor to provide students in San Antonio and the surrounding area with a first-rate education that equips them with the skills to respond to today's educational challenges and the imagination and flexibility to solve the challenges of the future. In our determined effort to achieve the status of a top-tier research university, we remain committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. COEHD students have the opportunity to interact with faculty who have earned national and international recognition for their scholarship, yet remain accessible to students and dedicated to the highest standards of teaching. Our faculty have been proactive in securing more than $30 million in funding for research and program development and implementation, scholarships and research in such areas as: early childhood education, health, professional development, technology, second language development, and bi-national/ bicultural issues.
The College is an exciting place to be; student enrollment is increasing at a rapid rate and our program offerings are expanding dramatically, with courses offered at the 1604 campus as well as the downtown campus. We offer programs in interdisciplinary studies and teacher preparation, educational leadership, counseling, adult education, higher education, health and kinesiology, bilingual bicultural studies, and Mexican American studies. In addition to the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees, we offer the Master of Arts, an Ed.D. in Educational Administration, a Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy and Language, and a Ph.D. in Counseling. We are currently developing a fourth doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction. Field-based experiences and action research projects are important components of our degree programs and play a critical role in preparing students for their chosen careers. Our students perform very well on state licensing exams and the College is ranked in the top tier of institutions of higher education with respect to the state's accountability measures.
This website will help you learn more about the wide array of programs and activities in the College. We invite you to join our COEHD family and we encourage you to contact us about any questions you may have. We promise a rich academic environment and a rewarding educational experience. We also look forward to the opportunity to work with you and to learn from you.
Dr. Betty Merchant
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX
Building: The Institute of Texan Cultures
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: San Antonio Central Public Library
Building: 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
Friday, December 13, 2013
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: UTSA Downtown Campus
Building: Frio Street Bldg