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 title2.ed.gov.
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.
Program Performance Data
In accordance with the standards of the state of Texas, the UHCL EPP publicly provides the following data:
- 2020 TEA Accreditation was waived
- 2019 TEA Accreditation of UHCL
- 2018 TEA Accreditation of UHCL
- 2017 TEA Accreditation of UHCL
- State Assessment Pass Rates
- Additional program data may be viewed on the TEA Educator Preparation Data Dashboards.
National Accreditation of Programs
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.) program in the Department of Counseling, Special Education, and Diversity, College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recognized by
the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) has granted accreditation to
the Early Childhood BS program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College
of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Please visit our Accreditation and Reporting page for additional information regarding College programs accredited through their professional associations.