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The School of Education encompasses three disciplines: Teacher Education, Kinesiology and University Studies. Grounded in the St. Edward's tradition of mentorship, community engagement, and academic excellence, the School of Education cultivates future educators and kinesiology professionals to their fullest potential.

Our mission is to improve teaching, learning, and human development in an increasingly diverse global community. A balance of theoretical and applied learning is key to achieving this goal. Our undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs are designed to fully immerse students in Austin's vibrant community, providing invaluable opportunities for personal insight and growth.

Depending on your course of study, you will have the opportunity to:
  •   Teach in Austin-area school system classrooms
  •   Engage with local education organizations such as Citizen Schools, Latinitas, America Reads, and Breakthrough Austin
  •   Build a strong foundation in the movement sciences
  •   Learn to create and implement fitness programs, diagnose injuries, and design rehabilitation plans

A well-rounded global perspective is a valuable asset, now more than ever. Today, quality educators provide individualized learning experiences to an increasingly diverse community of students. As educators in the vibrant, heterogeneous Austin community, we recognize this need and prepare students to rise to the occasion. Coursework emphasizes communication, collaboration, and creative learning/teaching strategies. Scholarship is complemented by a variety of global study opportunities that allow students to learn and teach around the world. 

University Studies

University Studies coordinates university-wide general education programs that fulfill the St. Edward’s commitment to academic excellence, cultural diversity, social justice, and civic responsibility.

The general education curriculum provides a balanced education that stresses critical and creative thinking, moral integrity, and social reasoning.

We offer four interdisciplinary programs; Freshman Studies, Cultural Foundations, a Capstone Course and an Honors Program

We believe that the skills, knowledge and understanding our graduates derive from this education will enable them to make long-lasting contributions to a globalized world. 



When students are engaged in meaningful, relevant activities and projects, learning abounds. We endeavor to instill a sense of excitement and commitment in our students, helping them take responsibility for their education and choose opportunities that best inform their goals and interests. Further, our extensive field-based experiences provide ample opportunity to learn and practice the professional behaviors requisite to teaching.

Together we are a highly motivated and talented team of educators. Our objective is to create open and constructive learning environments where students have the freedom to ask questions and form their own opinions about important issues. Students are encouraged to share and test findings in their communities through civic engagement as scholars and citizens. It is our greatest hope that Education students graduate with inspired perspectives, motivated to make positive and significant changes in their communities and the lives of others.

Noyce Scholarship Program

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a National Science Foundation funded initiative that encourages talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and professionals to become K-12 teachers. The program works in conjunction with Austin Community College to provide qualified sophomores and juniors with financial and academic support.

Kris Sloan, PhD
I don’t just want students to become teachers. I want them to become teacher-leaders. I want to give them the tools to exercise their powers in a transformative way, so they have a real voice in what they teach their students. And that’s rewarding.