Stephen F. Austin State University

Education Studies

Important Notice to our valued students and partners:

We are pleased to announce that effective January 29th, 2020, the Board of Regents approved the PCOE reorganization and the naming of the two new academic units. The two new departments,

Education Studies, and Human Services & Educational Leadership, include the following degrees/programs:

Education Studies

-BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS)

-BS in Deaf & Hard of Hearing -Secondary Education minor and collection of courses

-MEd in Elementary Education

-MEd in Early Childhood

-MEd in Secondary Education

-MEd in Special Education

-MEd in Teaching & Learning

-MA in Teaching (MAT)

Human Services & Educational Leadership

-BS in Human Services

-BS in Pre-Audiology

-BS in Rehabilitation Studies

-BS in Communication Disorders

-MA in Professional Counseling

-MA in School Psychology

-MA in Student Affairs & Higher Education

-MEd in Educational Leadership

-MS in Speech Language Pathology

-EdD in Educational Leadership

-PhD in School Psychology

Additionally, the Board of Regents supported the request to dissolve the Department of Secondary Education & Educational Leadership. This dissolving will occur over the next months and will be final at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year. One consolidated website will launch shortly.

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.


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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
Chrissy Cross