Invest in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
The College of Education prepares future professionals, develops groundbreaking research and serves the Coastal Bend community through a diverse array of essential initiatives. In fact, the College of Education's impact reaches far beyond the island to the rest of the nation and, in many of its programs, on a global scale.
- Our faculty in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology are recognized national leaders and scholars. The counseling programs were granted the highest national accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs, and we offer the first fully accredited Addictions Counseling program in the country.
- Our Army ROTC is the highest-rated program in South Texas and sends cadets on elite training missions throughout the country.
- Our Teacher Education program is recognized for its strong field-based experience component. Led by passionate faculty who are leaders in their fields, the program provides future teachers the skills they need to succeed in the 21st-century classroom.
- Our Instructional Design and Educational Technology program is helping educators and corporate trainers meet changing instructional needs in some of the fastest-growing educational fields.
- Our programs in Educational Administration and Educational Leadership have earned recognition for increasing leadership diversity around the Coastal Bend. The programs have prepared an estimated 80% of Corpus Christi educators in K-12 leadership roles.
- Doctoral programs in Curriculum and Instruction, Counselor Education, and Educational Leadership include graduates who, over the past decade, report a nearly 100% employment rate. These Islander Alumni are local and national leaders in higher education, K-12 education, and the private sector.
- The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, a cultural hub on Corpus Christi's West Side, offers programs in art, dance, health, and literacy at low or no cost to approximately 20,000 community members per year. College of Education students in counseling, kinesiology, and teacher education programs receive hands-on experience in their fields through their service learning at the Garcia Center.
- The Early Childhood Development Center, a public, dual-language laboratory school on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Island campus, offers a curriculum taught in English and Spanish. The school provides training experiences for nearly 500 university students and researchers each year and consistently receives top state ratings.
- The Valero & Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Regional Science Fair, provides an opportunity for approximately 600 K-12 students to present their science research, compete for prizes, and potentially advance to state, national, and international science competitions.
These programs would not be possible without the generous support of donors. Donations to high-need areas allow the College to maintain and expand its mission of scholarship, research, and service.
Areas in particular need of funding support include:
- Event sponsorships
- Dean's Council donations