Dean's Message

The School of Education includes the departments of Teacher Education, Kinesiology, and University Studies. University Studies oversees much of the general education program for the entire university. Kinesiology offers five different majors for various career paths in the field, including pre-physical therapy, athletic training, teaching, and sports management.

Glenda H. Ballard

Welcome to the School of Education

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School of Education, let me welcome you to your school.  Nestled in the beauty that is Austin, Texas, St. Edward’s University and the School of Education are here to prepare you for a dynamic career and to challenge you to make a difference in your world.

Our Mission:  To improve teaching, learning and human development in an increasingly diverse global community.

Our Programs:  Grounded in the St. Edward’s University tradition of mentorship, community engagement and academic excellence, the School of Education encompasses three departments:

Teacher Education
University Studies

Our Students: As students in the School of Education, you have opportunities to:

Learn critical thinking, writing and research skills through relevant capstone projects
Complete hands-on internships in the fields of education or kinesiology
Embrace service learning experiences in organizations such as Kappa Delta Pi, St. Edward’s Educators (SEE), Inside Books, Hesburgh Lectures, and Breakthrough Austin
Engage in rich cultural experiences, both locally and abroad
Obtain classroom experiences with a variety of school districts in Austin and the surrounding area
Create and implement fitness programs, diagnose injuries or need for remediation and design rehabilitation plans or lesson plans

We encourage you to come to the Hilltop, join the School of Education, and dare to make a difference in your world!

Glenda H. Ballard


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