Welcome from the Department Head
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development. The mission of the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) is to prepare students to be leaders in school as well as non-school settings.
Both our undergraduate and graduate programs strive to provide our students with excellent opportunities to explore the exciting, complex, uncertain, challenging and sometimes the troubling world of education. Our top notch faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service and integrate theory, research and practice in their teaching. Our students come to EAHR with a dedication to and a passion for learning.
The Undergraduate students may receive their Bachelor of Science degree with an option either in Human Resource Development or Technology Management. Students receive a strong foundation of the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of their choice through real-world applications and internship experience.
At the graduate level, the department offers masters and doctorate degrees in educational administration (EDAD) or educational human resource development (EHRD). Under educational administration, students may specialize in higher education administration, public school administration; or student affairs administration in higher education (SAAHE) (masters level only). Students majoring in educational human resource development may select either adult education or educational human resource development as their specialization. The adult education area of study prepares students to be successful in various teaching related positions in business and industry, health care institutions, government agencies, and post-secondary education. In the higher education administration specialization, students are prepared for leadership roles in higher education administration, teaching and research. Emphases in a wide range of areas are provided to enable students to achieve desired professional goals. Through formal and informal interactions with faculty, students in the human resource development area gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) needed to be successful leaders in this field. The public school administration specialization is designed to enhance the students’ leadership skills to manage complex educational systems and to train and supervise personnel. In order to meet the diverse needs of our student populations, we offer quality face to face, blended, online, and weekend classes.
To promote lifelong learning, continuing education and outreach, we offer graduate certificate opportunities in College Teaching, Principal Certification, Superintendent Certification and Training & Development. The department houses the Administrative Leadership Institute (ALI), Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning (TCALL), and the Education Leadership Research Center (ELRC).
These are indeed exciting times in the world of higher education. I invite you to visit the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development physically and virtually. Our department warmly welcomes you. Our exceptional students, faculty and staff, are ready to answer your questions and make sure you are experiencing all our excellent programs and services.
Mario S. Torres Jr., Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head