SRSU Department of Education would like to invite your leadership team to the 2nd annual Science of Learning Conference on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Morelock Academic Building at Sul Ross State University

Sul Ross State University’s Department of Education would like to invite your leadership team to the 2nd annual Science of Learning Conference on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Morelock Academic Building at Sul Ross State University. The purpose of the Science of Learning Conference is to provide educational leaders, K-12 teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty the opportunity for in-depth discussions exploring how the science of memory and learning impacts instructional and curriculum design approaches toward improving student learning outcomes.  This year our conference will have a literary focus. Participants will engage in learning experiences that focus on the following learning strands. Early registration is now open! Participants who register before June 1 receive our Early Bird Rate, of $10. After June 1, registration is 25. To register, please go to the following Registration Link. School districts who send more than 5 teachers will receive an additional discount, with a flat rate of $50. ·         Literacy and the Diverse Learner·         Pedagogy and Assessment·         Program Design and Evaluation·         Professional Preparation and Learning·         Community Partnerships Interested in sharing with other educators? We are searching for presenters to share about best practices, improving intervention approaches, and provide a wealth of information on the factors influencing the successful acquisition of skills in language, literacy and numeracy. It will be particularly relevant to classroom teachers, school principals and administrators, school psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, allied health professionals, tutors, parents and other key stakeholders concerned with effective education and support of all school-aged children – including those with learning difficulties. Presenters attend for free! Call for proposals is open until June 1, 2019.

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SRSU Education Study Abroad Meeting Tuesday, 12th of March 2019.

SRSU Education Study Abroad Meeting Tuesday, 3/12/19:  SRSU Education Study Abroad Meeting Tuesday, 3/12/19:  The SRSU Education Department will have an informal talk about the Summer 2020 opportunity Study Abroad to London & Edinburgh from 12-1 pm Tuesday, 3/12/2019  in the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library. Pizza will be served to attendees. Interested in learning about 21st century literacy approaches abroad? Discover how diversity has impacted teaching and learning in British schools, in comparison to those in America. During the Summer of 2020, Sul Ross State University will offer education courses for both undergraduate and graduate students, Thus far courses that will be offered for credit for this study abroad are ED 4313 Reading Comprehension and Enrichment, ED 6313 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, and ED 6344 Counseling in a Multicultural Society. We will visit a range of schools in the UK, June 5-15, to deepen our understanding of language development, literacy learning, multimodality and the education of young people in the world’s most diverse city, London. Students will be provided with models and opportunities to differentiate instruction and develop multimodal approaches to working with diverse learners. Trips to cultural sites will round out this study abroad opportunity. Students that will graduate prior to Summer 2020 can still take part in this study abroad opportunity, there would just not be course credit given.

SRSU Education Study Abroad Meeting Tuesday, 12th of March 2019.

ESC Region 12 and Sul Ross State University Announce Online Master’s Program Partnership

Waco, Texas– Education Service Center (ESC) Region 12 is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with Sul Ross State University (SRSU), offering students participating in the ESC Region 12 Master Reading Teacher (MRT) certification program the opportunity to apply the practicum and observation components of the program as credit toward SRSU’s Master of Education Reading Specialist Degree program. Participants of the MRT program are also eligible to enroll in SRSU’s M.ED. Reading online at a reduced rate. The partnership will go into effect immediately, allowing students to enroll at Sul Ross as early as the Fall 2018 semester.


“We’re thrilled to offer an opportunity for our MRT students to receive credit toward a master’s degree,” said Denise Bell, education specialist at ESC Region 12 and facilitator of the center’s MRT program. “We’ve long received feedback from participants and program evaluators that the practicum course work is as rigorous as that of college degree programs, so this partnership is really a hard-earned acknowledgement of the work our students have been doing.”


The Master of Education Reading Specialist Degree program at Sul Ross is offered completely online, accommodating the schedules of working professionals and eliminating commute times for educators within Region 12. “We are looking forward to working with SRSU to provide a collaborative network for literacy leadership,” said Dr. Jerry Maze, executive director of ESC Region 12. “We believe this research-based partnership will assist in building a new frontier of literacy in a digital age.”


The reading specialist program addresses reading instruction, the implementation of reading instruction, reading assessment, and language acquisition. Students who successfully complete the ESC Region 12 MRT certification will receive credit for the practicum and observation portion in lieu of completing the SRSU practicum.


“We are excited to provide innovative and flexible online learning opportunities for educators to earn a Master’s of Education Reading Specialist degree with Education Service Center Region 12 and Sul Ross State University,” Dr. Jennifer Miller-Ray, assistant professor at Sul Ross State University said. “Together we will build the next generation of Literacy Leaders to serve our great and diverse learning population across Texas.” Reading Specialists serve in many positions within education including central office administrators, campus reading specialists, supervisors of campus reading programs, language arts and reading curriculum designers, and private practitioners.


Students interested in applying to the Master of Education Reading Specialist Degree program at SRSU should apply online here. For more information about the program, contact Dr. Jennifer Miller ( – 432-294-8013). Students interested in enrolling in the ESC Region 12 MRT Certification program, or those are currently enrolled, should contact Denise Bell ( – 255-297-1227).

Sul Ross State University Border County Waiver

Sul Ross State University Border County Waiver

Residents of bordering New Mexico counties are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates through a tuition reciprocity agreement between Texas State University System components and New Mexico institutions of higher education.

Counties in New Mexico that border the state of Texas are:

Dona Ana

Proof of a permanent address in a bordering county must be presented to the Registrar prior to the census date for the term in which the waiver is sought.

NOTE: No such reciprocity agreements exists with Oklahoma, Arkansas, or Louisiana.