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Success Through Education Programs

The Success Through Education Programs (STEP) is a collaborative partnership between the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), four area school districts, and four community colleges to create opportunities for students as they explore teaching as a profession.

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UHCL STEP Partnerships

  • Baytown Area Education Recruitment and Retention program (BAER2)
    • Sterling High School
    • Lee High School
    • Goose Creek Memorial High School
    • Lee College
  • Galveston Area Teacher Education Recruitment and Retention program (GATER2)
    • Ball High School
    • Galveston College
  • Homegrown Teacher Program
    • Galena Park High School
    • North Shore High School
    • San Jacinto College North
  • Pathway to Teaching
    • Austin High School
    • Houston Community College-Southeast
    • Channelview High School
    • Clear Creek Independent School District
    • Clear Brook High School
    • Pearland Independent School District
      • Pearland High School
      • Alvin Community College
    • San Jacinto Community College District
      • San Jacinto Community College - South 
      • San Jacinto Community College - Central
  • Crosby High School

  • Santa Fe High School

  • San Jacinto College-South

Benefits for STEP participants

  • Scholarship opportunities and financial support
  • Personalized academic advising
  • Core and education courses that transfer seamlessly
  • Academic success development, tutoring, and mentoring
  • Enriching experiences such as job shadowing, field trips, and seminars
  • Training for job fairs and interviews
  • Increased likelihood of employment in home district

Do I qualify as a member of STEP?

If you are a current high school, community college, or UHCL student who has attended or is currently attending any of STEP's partnering schools, you may qualify to be a member of STEP. 


  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600

    Bayou Building 1237
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 517
    Houston, TX 77058-1002