Many people are surprised to learn that Texas State University-San Marcos has been engaged in higher education in the San Antonio area for nearly four decades. As part of this continuing commitment, Texas State is proud to be an inaugural partner of the Alamo University Center (AUC), one of the state's multi-institutional teaching centers (MITCs). MITCs bring universities together to provide diverse educational options in a single location. AUC partner institutions offer upper division undergraduate and graduate courses and seek to improve the access and the success for students through a variety of educational pathways. The AUC is similar to the Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC), Texas State's Round Rock campus, which began as a MITC in 1998.
The AUC alliance is unique, as its partners represent both private and public colleges and universities, including Alamo Colleges, Saint Mary's University, Texas A&M-San Antonio, Texas State, University of Incarnate Word, and Wayland Baptist University. The “common ground” for the partnership is the willingness to leverage resources and utilize community college freshmen and sophomore level coursework articulated with junior and senior offerings to meet baccalaureate degree requirements. The AUC also provides graduate degree programs, especially in those fields critical to the San Antonio region.
The AUC responds to the growing demand for educational opportunities in the San Antonio region and represents sound educational policy for the state. Educational opportunities available through the AUC help ensure that properly credentialed college graduates are available to meet the current needs of local employers, as well as future needs within the workforce. The initiative also assists the State of Texas in Closing the Gaps in access, participation, and success.
Texas State currently offers the following programs at the AUC. Please use the links below to learn more about each program and how it fits with your professional and career objectives. Faculty and staff associated with these programs are eager to talk with you.
These programs, offered by the university's faculty in the College of Education, prepare professionals for success at the next level of leadership within public school settings. The faculty is committed to developing educational leaders that understand the process and conditions necessary for building and nurturing strong and healthy organizations including schools, families, and communities. Commitment to this philosophy is demonstrated with a broad-based and rigorous curriculum, experienced faculty, collaborative and supportive peer interaction, and the monitoring of students at various points in the program.
The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) is designed for mature adults who need individualized academic programs and an accelerated route to a bachelor’s degree. Evening courses, as well as online and distance learning courses are available, including hybrid options. This program, as well as the two graduate programs listed below, are offered by the Occupational Education faculty, who have been working with San Antonio area students for decades.
The Master of Education with a major in management of technical education prepares students to manage instructional personnel in an education or training environment. Graduates often become supervisors of educators or trainers in community colleges, businesses, the military, civil service or other education and training sites.
The Master of Science with a major in interdisciplinary studies is a customized degree for mature students who have established their career objectives in business, industry, education, nonprofit agencies, or government. This unique program incorporates courses from four or more academic disciplines, giving the student a variety of intellectual viewpoints.
Please note that tuition pricing and admissions procedures for programs at the AUC are the same as those for programs in San Marcos. Fees may vary. Please check with the following offices for more detailed information.
The Alamo University Center is conveniently located in northeast San Antonio in a state-of-the art facility, which provides one-stop academic instruction and support services for prospective and returning students. The AUC concept makes a positive difference for the community and visitors are welcome. Student information sessions are held at the AUC on a regular basis.
Directions from San Marcos using I-35 (approximately 35 miles from San Marcos to the AUC)
Alamo University Center
8300 Pat Booker Rd.
Live Oak, TX 78233
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please click on the following links to learn more about the AUC and its important role in educating students in San Antonio and the surrounding area.