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College of Education

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Education will prepare you as an educator and a leader to become a powerful force for change in and out of the classroom. Earn a bachelor's degree with one of our many teacher certification options, or explore our graduate and doctoral degree programs to find your perfect fit.

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Learn to Teach. Teach to Learn.

At UHCL, we're big believers in hands-on learning, and our program is known for getting students into the field early and often. Through professional development school sites, local partnerships and innovative classes, our students graduate with plenty of real-world experience. Personal guidance from our expert faculty ensures you’re getting the most from your time here.

Our alumni lead schools and school districts all over the state as well as many other educational organizations and businesses, and our Texas teacher preparation will put you ahead of the curve.

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

We've earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

UHCL Honors State Representative Ed Thompson for dedication to STEP

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) recently honored the contributions of State Rep. Ed Thompson of the 29th District in the Texas House of Representatives. His efforts in securing a $1 million grant have significantly bolstered teacher education and the Success Through Education Program (STEP) at UH-Clear Lake. STEP is a collaborative partnership between UHCL, eight area school districts, and six community colleges aimed to cultivate a new generation of educators.

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From left: UHCL Provost- Dr. Christopher Maynard, Rep. Ed Thompson of the 29th district, College of Education Dean- Dr. Joan Pedro, and UHCL President- Dr. Richard Walker.

Multicultural Advocacy Development

Multicultural Advocacy Development resources focus on advancing dialogue and providing information on how to address these and other related topics in diverse educational settings.

Dozens of Discipline Options

UHCL’s College of Education is divided into four departments that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees as well as post-baccalaureate and teaching minor options. Disciplines range from educational leadership to special education to counseling to curriculum.

Meet Our Faculty

UHCL's College of Education is staffed with faculty members who want to see you succeed. They offer instructional experiences that can benefit you inside the classroom and in the greater community. Many have decades of experience, which can give you a better understanding of how education has evolved over the years.