Greetings from the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences!
The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences (COEBS) houses a distinguished teacher education program and a well-respected psychology program for both undergraduates and graduates. Small classes taught by university professors within a positive climate for learning are a key focus of the college.
The mission of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is to prepare students to be effective citizens and professional educators, administrators, counselors, and researchers who reflect Christ in their work and service.
To accomplish this mission, we will provide students with the following:
the courses and mentoring necessary for a solid pedagogical grounding in their discipline;
essential learning experiences that will provide opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and wisdom; and
an understanding of their Christian mission and calling to influence individuals and the larger society.
Contact us using the information on the right for the opportunity to visit with you and share information about our programs.
The School of Education
The School of Education offers undergraduate, graduate and post baccalaureate programs for educators and prospective educators. Local school districts actively seek our graduates as the best qualified to be in the classroom. The Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
is noted for its field-based training, integration of technology, and student-centered approach to teaching.
The Undergraduate Education Programs
prepares student to become professional teachers for the public and private early childhood, elementary, middle and high schools based on a liberal arts foundation. Local school districts actively seek our graduates as the best qualified to be in the classroom. For more information regarding the undergraduate education programs, please click on applicable link at bottom of the page.
The Masters of Education program
offers a variety of degrees leading to initial certification and additional certifications. Students have the opportunity to earn both a MEd degree and the standard state certification for Texas schools. The program focus is to develop teachers and leaders in school administration and special services to be successful assets in school operations. For more information regarding MEd programs, please see applicable link at bottom of page.
The Post-Baccalaureate with Certification (PBC) program
is an option for attaining initial teacher certification in Texas.
This program is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)
. The PBC provides the opportunity for a student with a Bachelor’s degree who meets the PBC admission requirements to be employed as a full-time teacher in an area school district while completing the course requirements. Eighteen hours of the required coursework may be applied toward a HBU Masters of Education degree. For more information regarding the PBC program, please click here
or follow the link applicable link at the bottom of the page.
The EdD in Executive Educational Leadership program
will prepare doctoral candidates to perform in a variety of executive leadership positions. Graduates of the program will serve, for example, as human resource directors in private companies and non-profit organizations, superintendents, principals in public, private and charter schools, university faculty and community college administrators. As educators and administrators, these graduates will lead and manage multiple campuses and departments in diverse settings where the primary emphasis is on student learning and quality teaching. This program will begin in Fall 2016.
The Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
, housed in the School of Education, provides a number of different services for students seeking to become educators and students in the Educator Preparation Program (EPP). For additional information about field experience, applying to the EPP, preparing for and taking TExES certification exams, applying for clinical teaching, and other services, please visit the CPPE webpage.
The School of Psychology
The COEBS Psychology program
promotes active learning by setting clear and high expectations and providing students with timely feedback on their progress. The COEBS undergraduate
and graduate programs
provide multiple settings for learning -- classroom, computer laboratory, field placements, co-curricular activities -- which produce graduates who think scientifically, speak and write well, and respect and appreciate others. For detailed information concerning undergraduate and graduate degrees, please click on applicable link at bottom of the page.