CELA Academic Programs
The College of Education and Liberal Arts welcomes you to Texas A&M University-Texarkana! Our hope is that your experience here is positive and that you will achieve your educational goals.
The College of Education and Liberal Arts (CELA) is the largest college in the University and includes programs in liberal arts and education. Currently, students may choose from undergraduate degrees in English, history, political science, mass communications, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, applied arts and sciences, general studies or interdisciplinary studies. Graduate degrees include adult and higher education, counseling, psychology, interdisciplinary studies, curriculum and instruction, English, history, instructional technology, and education administration. CELA also boasts the first cooperative doctoral program in education administration with Texas A&M University-Commerce. In addition, several minors and a variety of teacher certification programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate levels are available.
What does a degree in liberal arts provide for students? Actually, a degree in liberal arts is the foundation of many of the professions in existence today. Professors in CELA challenge their students to think critically, to write correctly, and to reason logically—the skills that any professional position today requires. A degree in liberal arts can prepare students for law school, graduate school, or the workplace; additionally, many of the liberal arts degrees are tied to teacher certification, allowing students to test for K-12 teacher certification.
Mission Statement for the College of Education and Liberal Arts
The mission of the College of Arts & Sciences and Education is to prepare lifelong learners who embrace diversity, think critically, communicate clearly, and lead effectively in a global society.