The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) develops educational leaders and improves practice through teaching, research and service in the areas of public school administration, human resource development, higher education administration, adult education and student affairs administration. Statewide and nationally, EAHR graduates, faculty and staff play major roles in the education of children and adults.

As one of four departments in the College of Education and Human Development, EAHR is currently home to about 380 undergraduate students, 392 graduate students, 22 faculty and 22 staff.

Student Highlight: Jeff McCanna

Creating Inclusive Environments in Schools - Dr. Jean Madsen

Program Highlight: Adult Education

Education Administration
PK-12 Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
Educational Human Resource Development
Workforce, Adult, & Lifelong Education (WALE)
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Honors
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“What I enjoy most are the opportunities to work with such a diverse, intelligent, talented group of life-long learners,” said Druery. “People who are helpful, friendly and want to see you succeed encourage me on a daily basis.”

 – Donna Druery

Educational Administration and Human Resource Development


Program Overview

Teacher Education Residency Model


“Short-TERM clinical experience, long-TERM teacher impact.”

TERM provides prospective beginning teachers with a year-long clinical residency to develop the classroom expertise to become effective, long-term educators in high need school districts in Texas. Candidates may be offered a teaching position upon successful completion of the residency.

We currently partner to place residents in Aldine ISD, Austin ISD, Bryan ISD, Caldwell ISD, Hearne ISD, Royal ISD, and Spring ISD.

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education as a Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grant, 2020-2025.

What is a Teacher Residency?

Teacher residency programs are, by definition, district-serving teacher education programs that pair a rigorous full-year classroom apprenticeship with master’s level education content. “Residency programs are partnerships among school districts, universities, and other stakeholders to prepare and retain effective teachers” (NCTR, 2018, p. 3). Teacher residencies are opportunities for preservice teachers to be authentically active in the classroom for an extended period and to “experiment with specific and concrete strategies under realistic conditions” (Pankowski & Walker, 2016, p. 4).

Our Approach

TERM is framed within a 5-point Comprehensive Community Induction Model. There is an impressive body of research on the aspects of teacher preparation that have the most impact on quality teachers. From this literature, one can identify five key attributes that researchers have found to be linked to quality clinical teaching:

  1. A coherent vision of teaching between school and university partners
  2. Comprehensive strategies that enhance clinical experiences
  3. Shared governance
  4. Developmental induction training for clinical teachers and mentors
  5. Anchored in the community

Eligibility Requirements

The TERM project is for those individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who would like to pursue a graduate degree in education while earning a teaching certificate.

Students must be:

Selection Criterion

Students’ responses from the application process are ranked by TERM faculty and school district staff. The students who receive the top rankings are selected for TERM.


Student Loan Forgiveness Guidance

iPad & Technology Support

Classroom & Community Mentor

Professional Development & Induction Support

Year-long Clinical Residency

Master's Program

Living Wage Stipend

Learning Community

Instructional Coach/Site Supervisor

How to Apply to TERM


  1. Get to Know Us
  2. Determine interest to serve in one of the following district partners:
  3. Refer to GCP for program requirements and application.
  4. Apply to GCP by October 1 (if you already have a baccalaureate degree) or December 1 (if you are a December 2023 or May 2024 graduate).
  5. Once accepted to GCP, apply to TERM. The deadline to apply is May 15.


  1. Get to Know Us
  2. Determine interest to serve in one of the following district partners:
  3. Refer to ATCP for program requirements and application.
  4. Interested candidates will need to take the PACT before submitting their ATCP application.
  5. Apply to the PVAMU Graduate School and ATCP. The deadline to apply is May 15.
    • This program offers rolling admissions.
  6. Once accepted to ATCP, apply to TERM. The deadline to apply is May 26.

Contact Us

Phone: 936-931-7213

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