• Irvin School of Education

    Thank you for your inquiry and interest in learning more about Hardin-Simmons University. It is always a pleasure to assist young adults as they make plans for achieving their professional goals. One of the joys of my position is the opportunity to interact with students as they make the important choice of a university that will prepare them to become highly qualified professionals.In light of that responsibility, I want to offer you some insight about the Irvin School of Education on the HSU campus.

    It is without reservation that I commend our faculty to you.Each full time professor has earned impressive academic credentials and experiential knowledge that enhance his/her instructional effectiveness.Our faculty members are Christians who actively practice their faith within and without the classroom.You will find the Irvin professors passionate about helping you meet your intellectual needs and committed to nurturing your spiritual life within the context of a community of learners.Providing accurate academic advisement, being accessible and approachable, and taking a personal interest in our students are priorities.Irvin professors enjoy lively, challenging conversations with students that stretch their critical thinking about pressing issues in their field.If you seek assistance from a course professor, you may rest assured you will receive a timely, caring response from him/her.

    Programs within the Irvin School of Education have a long history of producing successful professionals in their respective fields.Our programs are assessed annually by their program faculty and rigorously and objectively reviewed every five years by a committee of HSU faculty and deans outside the Irvin School of Education.Respected external accountability such as state credentialing examinations, employee evaluations completed by our graduates’ employers following their induction year of employment, and Irvin program evaluations completed by the graduates themselves near the end of their initial year of employment provide annual feedback for assurance of quality programming.

    I hope you will prayerfully and thoughtfully consider HSU for your university experience.If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to notify me or any of the Irvin School of Education faculty at 325-670-1347.

    Best wishes as you seek His will at this significant juncture in your life.

    Kindest regards,


    Dr. Pamela K. Williford
    Dean, Irvin School of Education

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