Stephen F. Austin State University

Secondary Education & Educational Leadership

The Department of Secondary Education & Educational Leadership

Important Notice to our valued students and partners:

We are pleased to announce that effective July 31st, 2019, the departments' programs were relocated and merged with two other academic units within the James I. Perkins College of Education. The Secondary Education program and faculty were merged with Elementary Education, Special Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing into a new unit focused on initial certification of teachers. The name of this new unit will be announced at a later date. The Educational Leadership programs and faculty were merged with Human Services into a new unit focused on leadership and professional services requiring licensing. The name of this new unit will be announced at a later date.

This is a very exciting time for programs, faculty and students within the Perkins College of Education, and will allow them to meet the growing, and shifting needs of our students and partners.

Secondary Education faculty moved to the Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC), 2428 Raguet Street, and Educational Leadership faculty moved to the Human Services Building (HSTC), 2100 Raguet Street.

Specific programs include the following:

Using the links on the left, please explore our website to find out more about our faculty and programs.


(click on name to email)

Judy A. Abbott, Interim Chair
McKibben 404
Phone: (936) 468-2908

Linda Black, Amanda Rudolph, Heather Olson Beal

Associate Professors
Neill Armstrong, Ali Hachem

Assistant Professors
Chrissy Cross, Barbara Qualls, Brian Uriegas, Amber Wagnon

Visiting Professors

Maria Betancourt-Smith

Coordinator of Doctoral Program
Dr. Stacy Hendricks

Coordinator of Principal Program
Barbara Qualls

Coordinator of the Superintendent Certification Program
Barbara Qualls

Coordinator of the Secondary Teacher Education Program
Linda Black

Coordinator of the Graduate Secondary Teacher Education Programs
Amanda Rudolph