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Texas Virtual School Network

Welcome to the University of Houston-Clear Lake School of Education TXVSN-approved course listings. 

The University of Houston – Clear Lake is a Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN)-approved provider of professional development for teachers who are new to online instruction and also for teachers who are experienced online instructors.

The TXVSN provides online courses to supplement the instructional programs of public school districts and open enrollment charter schools. TXVSN-approved professional development is required for all teachers teaching online courses for TXVSN provider school districts.

Standards and Courses Offered

UHCL offers a three-credit graduate course for non-experienced online instructors and Interactive Distance Learning; and a choice of three courses for experienced online instructors, Technology and eLearning, Advanced Technology Applications, and Multimedia Design Applications. Each course is rigorous and comprehensive. Students completing the courses leave with a great deal of new knowledge, skills, and concepts. In addition, they earn three graduate hours of graduate credit for each completed course. Courses are scheduled in intensive eight-week semesters and also traditional 15-week semesters. Any of the TXVSN-approved courses taken at UHCL can be applied to the university’s 36-credit master’s degree in instructional technology.

National Standards

The North American Council for Online Learning: National Standards of Quality for Online Teaching

Courses Offered

  • INST 5135.01 Multimedia Design Applications
  • INST 6037 Advanced Technology Applications
  • INST 6137 Technology and eLearning
  • INST 6437 Interactive Distance Learning

Key Partnerships

TEA has announced key partnerships to implement critical functions of the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN), including professional development for teaching online. Prior to teaching courses offered via the TXVSN, teachers are required to take TXVSN-approved professional development that specifically focuses on learning to teach effectively in the online environment. Information about course offerings, professional development, and participation in the TXVSN is available online at http://www.txvsn.org.


Contact For More Information

Dr. Jana Willis, Professor
Department Chair
Literacy, Library and Learning Technologies
Program Coordinator
Instructional Technology
School of Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600
    Email: education@uhcl.edu

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