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College of Education Accreditations

Accountability and Accreditation

University of Houston-Clear Lake is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Unique to education itself are other accrediting and accountability bodies with strict guidelines and standards that must be met in order for the College of Education to recommend educators for Texas educator certification.

Department of Education Accountability

In 1998, Congress reauthorized Title II of the Higher Education Act. The Act established a reporting system for the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to collect information annually on the quality of the teacher training programs of states and institutions of higher education. Within Title II, the USDE mandates federal accountability measures to determine how well all higher education institutions prepare teachers, what states require of individuals before they are allowed to teach and how institutions and states are raising their standards to provide "highly qualified" educators. 

For additional data about UHCL in relation to other EPPs in the nation, see the US Department of Education Title II, Institution Progress Report Card web page at

SBEC/TEA Accreditation

University of Houston-Clear Lake is one of 129 Educator Preparation Programs in the State of Texas that are accredited to recommend educators for certificates. The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)/Texas Education Agency (TEA) implements stringent guidelines and standards for initial and advanced levels of educator certification. TEA did not rate/accredit EPPs during 2020 due to Declared State of Disaster. 

Read more information on State accreditation ratings on the TEA website.

Program Performance Data

In accordance with the standards of the state of Texas, the UHCL EPP publicly provides the following data:

National Accreditation of Programs

Please visit our Accreditation and Reporting page for information regarding College programs who are seeking national accreditation through their professional associations. 


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