College of Education Centers and Initiatives
University of Houston-Clear Lake committed to providing a 21st century education for our students, and proactively extend the same resources to our community. Our College of Education directs the efforts of the following, centers, offices, and initiatives at UHCL:
Center for Professional Development of Teachers
The College of Education at UHCL has been designated as a Center for Professional Development of Teachers. The teacher preparation plan has been restructured to provide extensive school-based experiences for prospective educators to include a two-semester internship, field-based courses and close cooperation with a number of schools which have been designated as Professional Development School sites.
Center for Educational Programs
UHCL’s Center for Educational Programs provides academic and outreach services to students, faculty, schools, school districts, other educational entities and members of the community. The CEP coordinates the College of Education's clinical services, provides facilities and coordination for laboratory experiences, supports a broad range of programs for children and youth, offers non-credit courses for area educators, assists local schools and school districts in emerging and ongoing professional development activities and promotes and supports various projects of the college.
Office of Planning and Assessment
The College of Education Office of Planning and Assessment supports the college mission of maintaining and advancing quality programs through the process of data-based decision making. Our mission is to provide the information and expertise necessary for program planning and data-based decision-making that supports continuous improvement efforts. Additionally, the office also provides services and resources for Taskstream's Learning Assessment Tool (LAT), the college's electronic student assessment system.
UHCLTeach is a part of the UTeach program, is a rigorous secondary mathematics/science certification program originating out of the University of Texas at Austin. UHCLTeach is designed to prepare the best science and mathematics high school teachers in the country.
New Teachers Online
If you're a recent graduate, the College of Education can offer your support and assistance during the first few years of your teaching career. Do you need help from a professor? You can ask a UHCL professor for answers. Just click on HELP, submit your question, and you'll receive a response within two working days. And if you need clarification on your degree or certification plan, visit the LINKS site to gain access to standards, professional associations, and resources to help you plan quality instruction for your students.
Success Through Education Programs
STEP is a collaborative partnership between UHCL and four area district schools and four community colleges to create opportunities for students as they explore teaching as a profession. Participants can receive numerous benefits, including scholarship opportunities and financial support, personalized academic advising, and training for job fairs and interviews.
Professional Development Laboratory School
UHCL and Clear Creek Independent School District have entered into a partnership to maintain a Professional Development Laboratory School. The central goal of the PDLS is to provide instructional leadership, opportunities, conduct research, and engage in professional development activities for UHCL and CCISD faculty, students, and school community.