West Texas A&M University

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College of Education and Social Sciences
Dr. Eddie Henderson


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A Message From Dr. Eddie Henderson

Welcome to WTAMU! The College of Education and Social Sciences is a student-centered learning community dedicated to educating tomorrow’s leaders through innovative academic and co-curricular programs. The College prepares professional educators who excel academically, are reflective in practice, and are committed to the intellectual empowerment of every learner in our increasingly diverse public and private school environments. Accomplishments of the College include the preparation of school psychologists, the preparation of social work professionals through its nationally accredited programs, the preparation of students for success in nationwide graduate programs in psychology and sociology, the direct engagement with the community through its programs in criminal justice and emergency management administration, and the preparation of students to pursue legal studies and careers in public service and administration.

We are committed to ensuring that you have opportunities to succeed in your academic, extracurricular, social, and civic endeavors. As a student in the College, you will have opportunities to travel internationally, participate in meaningful service-learning programs, and develop effective leadership and critical-thinking skills. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of our faculty or staff if you have questions or need assistance. Welcome to our college family.

Go Buffs!

Eddie Henderson, Ed.D, J.D.
Dean and Professor
College of Education and Social Sciences

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College Profile

Undergraduate Enrollment 1,529
Graduate Enrollment 705
Total Enrollment 2,234
Number of Faculty 45
Faculty with Terminal Degrees 73%
Number of Baccalaureate Programs 10
Number of Certification Programs 30
Number of Graduate Programs 9