Howard Payne University prepares future teachers to meet the professional standards required by the state of Texas. The university has a strong heritage of preparing teachers who serve as Christian role models in both public and accredited private schools.
The teacher education program maintains a well-equipped technology lab and a smart classroom that includes an interactive whiteboard. Through HPU’s Walker Memorial Library, students in the teacher education program have access to one of the most complete public-school curriculum collections in Texas.
HPU is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification.
Students applying for admission to the School of Education may also choose to apply for admission to the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized major with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system.
There are a number of scholarships, grants and loans available through the university’s Office of Financial Aid. Additionally, departmental scholarships are available for HPU students who are already enrolled in their major.
In addition to a host of teachers and administrators across Texas and beyond, the teacher education program can number among its graduates James Harris, past chairman of the State Board of Educator Certification, and Dr. J.W. Edgar, the first and longest-serving commissioner of the Texas Education Agency.