College of Education and Liberal Arts

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  —W.B. Yeats

Since ancient times, a liberal arts education has been a proven way for people to better their lives.  The idea would not have lasted if it hadn’t worked.  Study of the liberal arts will make you smarter and prepare you to lead others and to prosper in a constantly changing environment.  In other words, a liberal arts degree won’t just help you to land a job—it will empower you to discover a calling in life, to develop a greater capacity to think from various perspectives, to make connections, to articulate your point-of-view, to better appreciate the natural world, and to cultivate a sense of ethical responsibility.  In what world are those not valuable qualities?

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Education and Liberal Arts is to prepare lifelong learners who embrace diversity, think critically, communicate clearly, and lead effectively in a global society.

The faculty in CELA are committed to providing the students with a strong academic foundation to prepare them for life. We hope that you will consider joining us and taking advantage of the outstanding education opportunities at Texas A&M University-Texarkana!

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