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The Center for Educational Programs (CEP), an integral part of UHCL's College of Education, offers academic and outreach services to students, schools, school districts and members of the community. The CEP also coordinates several community programs in conjunction with the College of Education, and collaborates with area school districts, educators and professors to determine how it can meet the community's needs.

Our Programs

Professional Development

Professional Development offers continuing education opportunities to the greater southeast Texas community through professional development classes. Continuing professional education (CPE) credits can be earned. These credits are approved by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). All classes may be held in person at the UHCL campus or online by educators that are leading experts in their respective fields.

For more information, please contact the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3529 or

Professional Development Programs

Educational Diagnostic Testing

The Center for Educational Programs offers standardized evaluations addressing intellectual functioning, cognitive abilities, academic performance and dyslexia for ages 6 through adult.  Additionally, college students may seek testing specific to 504 accommodations.  The assessment service is offered to the public for a reasonable fee. Test results are provided in a written form. 

Educational Diagnostic Testing

Literacy Clinic

The Center for Educational Programs and the College of Education's Literacy, Language Arts, and Literature Studies offer individual one-to-one tutoring for students in grades 1-12 during the spring, fall, and summer semesters. UHCL students in the Reading Practicum course tutor under the guidance of university faculty.

Supporting faculty: Dr. Lillian McEnery and Mrs. Michelle Meadows

Tutoring Programs

Doctoral Writing Assessment

The Center for Educational Programs offers the Doctoral Writing Assessment for applicants seeking admissions to our College of Education doctoral programs.

For more information, please contact the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3529 or

Writing Assessment


Each summer the Center for Educational Programs conducts Kids U and Hawk STEAM Academy, a summer enrichment educational day camp for students ages pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Each camp offers a series of courses which opens up new possibilities and new learning, and promises a summer of excitement!

Visit the KidsU Website 

For more information, please contact the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3530 or

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  • Upcoming Events and Deadlines
  • February 1 – 29
    Black History Month trivia scavenger hunt
  • February 8
    Game Design Homeschool class, Pearland location, 1:00-3:00pm
  • February 15
    Deadline to register for KidsU and receive the Early Bird rate ($170)



  • Center for Educational Programs

    Phone: 281-283-3530

    Arbor Building 1300.01
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 270
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon. - Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: Reserved for special events

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