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A student teacher stands at the front of a class of young children

No school does education better

For more than a century, we’ve prepared world-class teachers, crusaders for education and leaders who have inspired generations. A teacher’s influence spreads far beyond the classroom, as teachers shape leaders in every other profession and career. The College of Education is developing new teaching methods and researching ways to help teachers be more effective in both imparting knowledge and inspiring the spirit of lifelong learning that we cultivate throughout Texas State.

As natural leaders, teachers can take their abilities beyond the campus, too. After all, one of our alumni began his career in a small-town Texas classroom and rose to become the 36th president of the United States.

Student Profile

Excellence in Teaching

For College of Education graduate Mackenzie Bryant, teaching is a family tradition. She’s proudly carrying on Texas State’s own history of excellence in the classroom.

Beyond the Classroom

children working on space based STEM project

Future Aerospace-Engineers and Mathematicians Academy

Funded by a grant from NASA, the Texas State University Future Aerospace-Engineers and Mathematicians Academy (FAMA), under the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, helps connect underserved elementary and middle school students with exciting early learning space-based STEM experiences. Working with professors and professional teachers, you’ll get hands-on experience, and just maybe, you’ll be the teacher who gives a future astronaut a new way to look at the stars.

Lyndon Baines Johnson teaching students

Creating Opportunities for Every Student in America

Long before entering politics, President Lyndon Baines Johnson was a teacher. To earn money to complete his degree, he turned to the classroom and spent a year teaching Mexican-American children in Cotulla, Texas. He specifically cited his year teaching in a segregated school when he returned to campus on November 8, 1965, to sign a historic piece of legislation — the Higher Education Act — that formed the foundation of modern financial aid programs, making college education accessible to generations of Americans.


Dr. Melissa A. Martinez

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Improvement

Faculty Profile

Striving for Equity in Education

We are all stakeholders in the education system — as families, taxpayers or community members. Dr. Melissa A. Martinez, associate professor in Education and Community Leadership and School Improvement, wants to ensure that the system is working for everyone.