Impact Your Community, Change Your World
Develop the skills you need to help communities by meeting people in their circumstances and assessing their needs.
Our world-class faculty are conducting innovative research to help you reimagine the practice of teaching. You'll receive guidance and mentoring to achieve success in the classroom while taking on practical, real-world experiences to build the confidence and skills you'll need after graduation. With extended locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and our growing online degree program offerings, you're sure to find the perfect program that fits your busy life.
Benefits of a Degree from A&M-Commerce
Continue our legacy of exceptionalism! Our students have a 97% pass rate on initial statewide teacher certification examinations.
Gain real-world, on-the-job educator training through our partnerships with local school districts.
Develop your social work and counseling skills through practicum courses and internships.
Learn from world-class faculty conducting innovative educational research.
Gain hands-on health and human performance knowledge in our Human Performance Lab and other advanced-technology facilities.
We provide you with information, guidance and specialized services toward achieving your academic and career goals.
With modern classrooms and multiple laboratories for research, the Nursing and Health Sciences building houses our nursing, body mechanics, nutrition and wellness, and kinesiology programs, as well as the Biomedical Institute for Regenerative Research.
As of fall 2020, tuition and fees for an undergraduate taking 12 credit hours are $4,125 for a Texas resident and $9,034 for a non-resident.
Tuition and fees for a graduate student in the College of Education and Human Services taking nine credit hours are $3,820 for a Texas resident and $7,500 for a non-resident.
Welcome from the Dean
Education has the power to change lives. It opens the door for individuals to see new possibilities and to develop skills and ideas that propel them forward. Our goal in the College of Education and Human Services is to provide an environment rich in learning opportunities that are accessible to all.
As Dean, I have the pleasure of working with our faculty and professionals in the community to help shape that educational experience. By bringing the professional world into the classroom and then the classroom to the professional world, we enhance your educational experience and help you make connections that position you for future success. I also hope your experiences with us help nurture your love of learning so that you continue to seek learning opportunities, either formal or informal, throughout your life. Finally, my goal is to remove barriers to these educational experiences so that all can benefit.
A&M-Commerce has a long history of providing the type of education that opens the door to a new and better life. I believe our future in this area will be even more impressive. My sincere hope is that you'll be a part of that bright future with us.
Juan Araujo, Ph.D.
Dr. Juan Araujo assists in the management and leadership of education program initiatives within the College of Education and Human Services.
DeMarquis Hayes, Ph.D.
Dr. DeMarquis Hayes assists in the management and leadership of human services program initiatives within the College of Education and Human Services.
Literature Reviews in Education and Human Services
The College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce is the publisher of Literature Reviews in Education and Human Services (LREHS), a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal that serves as a repository for high-quality literature reviews of myriad topics in education and human services. The vision is to serve as an invaluable learning resource for students, faculty, scholars, administrators and policymakers.
The College of Education and Human Services proudly presents its annual symposium each fall semester. These free events are designed to stimulate intellectual discussion and cultivate mindsets focused on creating positive impacts on local and extended communities.
Grapeland ISD Selects A&M-Commerce Alum as Next Superintendent
Grapeland Independent School District has unanimously selected A&M-Commerce alum Dr. David Maass as the district’s next superintendent, according to The Messenger newspaper in Grapeland. Maass earned his master’s degree in educational administration in 2006, and his doctorate in higher education in 2018 from A&M-Commerce. He has been an educator since 2003. He has served as […]
A&M-Commerce to Host Rural Mental Health Forum in Greenville
The Counseling Center and the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Commerce are partnering to host a free rural mental health forum at Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville, Texas, on March 21. Dr. Nick Patras, executive director of the Counseling Center and Student Health Services at A&M-Commerce, said the event will […]
Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Dubs TAMUC Faculty Member as VP-Elect
Dr. Juan Araujo, associate professor and assistant dean for the College of Education and Human Services at A&M-Commerce, will serve as vice president-elect for the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER), beginning in November. ALER supports the professional growth of professors, teachers, reading specialists and students at all educational levels. Araujo serves as an […]
A&M-Commerce Alum Named Next Superintendent at Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
A&M-Commerce alum Dr. Wendy Eldredge is the sole finalist to become the next superintendent at Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, following a unanimous decision by the district’s board of trustees. Eldredge earned her doctorate in supervision, curriculum and instruction at A&M-Commerce in 2008 and returned for her superintendent certification. She has more than 30 years of experience […]
A&M-Commerce Professor Receives Advocate of the Year Award
Dr. Nathan R. Templeton, a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at A&M-Commerce, received the Advocate of the Year award from the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration (TCPEA). The award recognizes outstanding professors focused on service to the profession and TCPEA. Learn more about Templeton and the Department of Educational Leadership at […]
A&M-Commerce Alum Wins Two Dissertation Awards
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) named A&M-Commerce graduate Dr. Meghan Gowin winner of the 2023 Selma Greenberg Outstanding Dissertation Award for her Research on Women and Education special interest group dissertation. The dissertation, titled “Sister outsider: Lived experiences of black women early childhood educators who employ culturally relevant pedagogy,” also received a dissertation award […]
A&M-Commerce Professor Honored with Academic Award
Dr. LaVelle Hendricks recently received the Erma J. Hadley Academic Award from the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE). The award recognizes faculty who achieve academic success via curricular and co-curricular experiences. TABPHE also selected Hendricks to serve as president for a two-year term ending in February 2025. Hendricks is a professor […]
A&M-Commerce Professor Featured on Early Childhood Podcast
Dr. Josh Thompson, professor of early childhood education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at A&M-Commerce, is featured on an episode of the That Early Childhood Nerd podcast hosted by Heather Bernt-Santy. Thompson and fellow guest Dr. Vivien Geneser discussed the new book “Scholarly Snapshots: The Importance of Child Play as a Human Right.” […]
Human Trafficking Courses Bring Awareness, Volunteer Opportunities to A&M-Commerce Students
Students at Texas A&M University-Commerce are gaining awareness of human trafficking thanks to the university’s newly developed undergraduate and graduate courses. The courses also provide volunteer opportunities for students to help trafficking victims. The U.S. Department of Justice defines human trafficking as “a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or […]
A&M-Commerce Alum Named One of Dallas's Most Influential Business Leaders
A&M-Commerce alumnus Awstin Gregg was selected as one of D CEO magazine’s Dallas 500, an annual collection of biographies highlighting the most influential top executives in the Dallas-Fort Worth business community. Gregg earned his Master of Social Work degree at A&M-Commerce in 2015 and was recognized as an alumni ambassador in 2018. He is the […]
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