Make no mistake, our focus is straightforward: student success.
We challenge our students; we challenge convention; we seek fresh teaching techniques while honoring what’s working now. We guide each student in developing the knowledge, the know-how and the spirit to become a problem-solver as an educator, behavioral scientist, early childhood professional, coach or exercise scientist.
Our students in professional education, child and family studies, and psychological sciences receive a student-focused, quality education built around academic, cultural and service experiences. As higher education professionals, we are committed to delivering impactful educational experiences for our students.
Our programs provide students with the know-how for challenging, gratifying and socially significant careers. Our students become difference-makers in their profession.
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Departments & Programs
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
The mission of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction is to prepare individuals to become self-directed professionals who have a systemic understanding of education in America and specifically Texas and to provide leadership through scholarship, and service to the extended community and professionals.
Department of Educational Leadership & Technology
We provide advanced education for you to excel as a leader in educational administration. Our master’s and doctoral degrees and principal and superintendent certification programs are tailored to meet your needs as a busy professional.
Department of Psychological Sciences
The department offers students research opportunities working with our faculty. Our undergraduates have joined faculty at professional meetings including the Southwestern Psychological Association and the Association of Psychological Science.
Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE)
The TMATE program is an exemplary accelerated teacher certification program in Texas with a mission to encourage, engage, and empower our interns. We partner with school districts to develop Texas teachers that:
- build relationships with students, parents, community and teammates;
- provide instruction and classroom environments conducive to learning; and
- collaborate using student data to ensure all students learn.
The College of Education and Human Development at Tarleton State University established a new award to honor educators who have made a positive impact on the lives of students. We all can think of special educators who made a difference in our lives and the lives of others. The Crystal Apple Society is the perfect opportunity to honor these dedicated individuals. Learn how you can honor an educator.
The 11 universities of the A&M System produce more fully certified teachers than any other university system in Texas, and have the highest number of teachers remaining in the profession for the first 5 years of their career. Become a teacher. Discover more.
The mission of the Facilities Center is to provide evidence-based research to Texas public schools regarding the educational impact of facility design. The Facilities Center seeks to provide information and technical assistance to Texas public schools.
Tarleton State University's Effective Schools Project (ESP) has evolved into one of the nation's largest and longest-running school-improvement ventures. With the Effective Schools research as its foundation, ESP is a school improvement network linking the Tarleton faculty with campus leadership teams from over fifty Texas schools in an ongoing effort to enhance school effectiveness.
The Cross Timbers School Development (CTSD) Council is a non-profit organization designed to serve the needs of its member schools. The CTSD Council serves as a forum for school administrators to meet and share ideas and service and has been serving school districts across the region for over 25 years. Membership to the CTSD Council is open to all school districts.