Irvin School of Education

The Irvin School of Education provides life-long learning opportunities through innovative and reflective scholarly experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. Through thoughtful engagement discovering new ideas or solutions, students develop a passion for seeking personal and professional transformation through physical and mental health, education, technology, science, service, leadership, and community.  Irvin supports excellence in scholarly pursuits that explore complex issues related to education and leadership among individuals, families, educational institutions, and our global society.

Our mission is to prepare transformative leaders, educators, global citizens, and excellence in research, education, and science. We are dedicated to building a community and providing excellence in education enlightened by Christian faith and values.

The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) and Texas Education Agency (TEA) Office of Accountability has awarded Hardin-Simmons University Teacher Education Program a rating of “Accredited” under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation authorized by Texas Education Code 21.045 every year since the rating of teacher preparation entities has been awarded.

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Human Services Program

Our Human Services Administration students learn the skills required to become specialists and leaders in adult services, pre-school and childcare administration, gerontology, program management, or social service. If you want to serve people and families in need, this program will teach you how to serve in non-profit, schools, health care centers, and other state and community-based organizations.

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Elementary Education Degree

Our Elementary Education program is dedicated to preparing future Early Childhood-6th grade classroom teachers who understand how to provide positive and productive learning environments as well as engaging and developmentally appropriate instruction that is respectful for diverse learners in public, private, or charter school classrooms.

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Meet the Irvin Faculty

Explore the profiles for the faculty and staff from the Irvin School of Education.

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Exploration Station

Exploration Station is a six week experience designed for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. It is open to faculty and students and the surrounding community offered by the Hardin-Simmons University’s Irvin School of Education Early Childhood students in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning

The Hardin-Simmons University Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning is dedicated to providing support for individuals with dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, and other learning differences through teacher education, professional development, community outreach, and parental and student resources.

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