Message from the Dean

Dr. Carol McGaugheyWelcome to the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences website! Houston Baptist University considers professional education and behavioral sciences vital components in its total program.

At the heart of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is the desire to help our students grow in knowledge and in faith as they prepare to serve the community and the world. Our students have the unique opportunity to gain not only a higher education, but a distinct perspective they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

The purpose of the education program is the preparation of teachers for public and private schools from preschool through high school. The COEBS offers a number of teaching tracks that help prepare educators for a wide array of teaching settings. The education faculty are passionate about their calling to teach and are committed to a student centered approach to teaching. We believe that through field-based learning, research-oriented activities, and the integration of technology, our students will be fully equipped to serve in the education field.

Based on the 2011-2012 employee survey,  it was clearly evident that employees feel that graduates of the HBU College of Education are well prepared for employment and continue to demonstrate such levels after 1-5 years.

Additionally, the psychology program offers a unique approach to learning that prepares students to use interpersonal, analytical and critical thinking skills that will be required in any professional environment. The behavioral sciences program provides much of the liberal arts foundation you will receive at HBU, but more importantly, the courses that make up our psychology program will lead you to a higher wisdom in understanding life, people, and the world around you.

We hope you consider joining us on our journey towards a higher education as you seek to discover God's unique plan for your life!


Carol McGaughey, EdD
Acting Dean, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences