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Vision Statement

The College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at The University of Texas at San Antonio will be an international model for developing inclusive, transformative leaders guided by principles of community, equity, respect for diversity, integrity, service, and scholarship.

Mission Statement

The College of Education and Human Development will create a democratic, collaborative learning organization in a way that:

  • promotes equity, fairness, and accountability
  • recognizes a healthy balance among scholarship, teaching, and service
  • develops and applies new knowledge of best practices 
  • prepares educators/leaders to succeed in diverse contexts
  • retains students, faculty, and staff
  • builds community within and at large
  • fosters the holistic development of all its members
  • uses resources effectively and efficiently

so that the College graduates citizens who are engaged in productive contributions to self, society, and the global community.

General Information

The College of Education and Human Development is made up of six departments: Bicultural-Bilingual Studies; Counseling; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Educational Psychology; Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition; and Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching.

Seven undergraduate degrees are offered within the College: the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Infancy and Childhood Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Mexican American Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies, the Bachelor of Science in Health, and the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. Minors are also offered in African American Studies, Athletic Coaching, Bicultural Studies, English as a Second Language, Community Health, Wellness, and Women’s Studies. For more information related to the College, consult the Web page:

Advising and Certification Center

Academic Advising

Academic advising services are provided for students admitted to or currently enrolled at UTSA in the following majors: Health, Kinesiology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Infancy and Childhood Studies, Mexican American Studies, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Women’s Studies. Advising services are also provided for students seeking a teaching certificate for those Secondary and All-Level content areas that are available at UTSA. This includes students pursuing Secondary and All-Level certification, students with earned baccalaureate degrees who would like to become certified as teachers, and teachers wishing to add additional certificates to their credentials.


The University of Texas at San Antonio is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) to offer teacher certificate programs for Texas certification as elementary, middle school, and high school classroom teachers.

Students interested in pursuing elementary and middle school teacher certification will major in Interdisciplinary Studies and follow the appropriate certification program for the desired level of the certificate. Students who would like to become high school teachers will major in the academic area in which certification is desired and simultaneously follow the certification program for this teaching field. Students pursuing All-Level certification will follow specialized All-Level programs in Art, Music or Kinesiology.

Additional information about UTSA certification programs and teacher certification guidelines is available in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog and in the COEHD Advising and Certification Center.

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