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Doctoral Programs Dept of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education & School Psychology

Welcome to the Doctoral Programs

Adult, Professional, and Community Education & School Improvement

The vision of these programs is to prepare transformational leaders who will become change agents committed and prepared to improve the quality of learning communities and learning across the life span.

We welcome your interest in our programs!  Our students develop their abilities to plan learning programs for both adults and K-12 settings; help communities in capacity-building; orchestrate professional development activities; foster learning for advocacy, action, and social justice; improve organizational capabilities; and conduct research in these settings and beyond.  Our students provide leadership through research, scholarly contributions, and participation in a wide variety of positions across the field of education and around the world.

Students learn to team with faculty and field professionals beyond classroom experiences as demonstrated in our most recent student contributions. To see a preview of our current faculty research interests click here


Click here to view upcoming conference opportunities to present and meet with fellow professionals within the field.

Congratuations to our Summer 2014 Ph.D. Graduates

Featured Publications

Supervision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition)Understanding the principalship: An international guide to principal preparation (Advances in Educational Administration, Volume 19)Understanding the Principalship: An International Guide to Principal Preparation (Advances in Educational Administration, Vol. 19)
by Sarah Nelson, PhD & Charles Slater, PhD (eds)


SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition)
by Carl Glickman, PhD, Steve Gordon, PhD, & Jovita Ross-Gordon, PhD

In the News…

Bryson Named Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) Fellow

Freda Bryson, an Adult, Professional and Community Education doctoral student in the College of Education at Texas State University, has been named a Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) Fellow for 2014-2015.

Fellows are an elite group of individuals chosen, with the direction of the state board of directors, to work on special projects that support the vision and mission of TABPHE.

"Applications are submitted annually from members across the state of Texas. However, this year only five were chosen to participate," said Tanisha Shorter, TABPHE president-elect and fellows co-chair. "TABPHE Fellows Leadership is an initiative to help generate new memberships, regenerate old memberships and build new leaders for our dynamic organization."