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Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University


Named for Sam Houston, SHSU continually strives to honor it's historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online.  SHSU offers 80 degree programs, more than 50 master's degree programs and six doctoral programs. SHSU is classified as a "Doctoral Research University" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and was recently recognized by U.S. News and World Report for being among the best in the country for online graduate programs.

  • College or University
  • Huntsville, TX

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Sam Houston State University

Bachelor’s & certification

Undergraduate Educator Preparation Program

  • In-person

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


Relevant Links

Program Info

Teachers prepared at Sam Houston State University have one of the highest retention rates in the state. We consistently report a minimum of 83 percent or more teachers staying in the field for five years or more. This is a testament to the strength of the teacher preparation program.

Each year, principals across the state are asked to complete a survey indicating the level of preparedness that they see in first year teachers. SHSU-prepared teachers consistently score above the state average in principal satisfaction. The most recent survey indicated a SHSU rating of 81 percent, while the state average was 73 percent.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • Aug. 01, 2024


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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $5,139

    In State Tuition

  • $12,159

    Out of State Tuition

  • $35

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Sam Houston State University have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Sam Houston State University to see if you can, too!


Loan Forgiveness

Teach Grant programs offer $4,000 per year for students majoring in high needs areas. To qualify, you must serve as a full-time teacher for at least four academic years at a low-income school. 

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office


Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (6-12)
Art (Pre-K-12)
Bilingual Education / Spanish Supplemental
Core Subjects (4-8)
Core Subjects (Pre-K-6)
Dance (6-12)
English Language Arts and Reading (4-8)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
English Language Arts and Reading / Social Studies (4-8)
English as a Second Language Supplemental
Family & Consumer Sciences (6-12)
Gifted & Talented Supplemental
Health (Pre-K-12)
History (7-12)
Journalism (7-12)
Life Science (7-12)
Mathematics (4-8)
Mathematics (7-12)
Mathematics / Science (4-8)
Music (Pre-K-12)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

Program Hallmarks


  • Male

  • Female



  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

  • Asian

  • Black

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander

  • White

  • Two or more races








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