Thank you for your inquiry and interest in the Irvin School of Education at Hardin-Simmons University. It is always a pleasure to assist prospective students as they make plans to select a university that will prepare them for their chosen profession. I always look forward to the opportunity to interact with students and explore their career options.
It is without reservation that I commend the HSU 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 and demonstrate their faith in their daily lives. 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. Our faculty members provide accurate academic advisement, are accessible and approachable, and take a personal interest in our students. Irvin professors strive to challenge, provide timely guidance, and address critical issues in the field of Education. If you seek assistance from a course professor, 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. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) also reviews our Educator Preparation Program yearly with a review of test scores and other accountability requirements. The Texas Education Agency also does an audit of our program every five years. The departments also review other external accountability requirements such as state credentialing examinations, employee evaluations completed by our graduates’ employers following their induction year of employment, and program evaluations completed by the graduates themselves near the end of their initial year of employment. All of these measures 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. The Irvin School of Education contact information can be found on the HSU Web site.
Perry K. Haley Brown, Ed.D.
Irvin School of Education
2200 Hickory, Abilene, TX, 79698
Operator: (325) 670-1000
Campus Police: (325) 670-1461