Student Council for Exceptional Children

The Student Council for Exceptional Children is repeatedly an award winning organization that focuses on service to the community and the professional development of teacher candidates. This organization has been recognized by the Texas Council for Exceptional Children and has received awards for various University of Houston-Clear Lake and local community organizations for its direct involvement and impact in our community. In addition to regular meetings where students have presenters addressing relevant topics and issues associated with special populations, the committed members of SCEC sponsor numerous events and actively collaborated with other organizations at UHCL. The most noteworthy event is SCEC’s annual Take a Buddy to the Fair. The event is open to an average of 300 children in our local community. All students receiving special education services, ages 3-10, their teachers, aides, student teachers, and a general education buddy are invited annually to attend. The goal is to promote social interaction and the value of all children. The activities that are provided are designed to help enable special education and general education students to play and work together. To find out more about how our students are making a difference, please visit the SCEC’s webpage.

Collaborations with Local School Districts

The Special Education Program hosts a bi-annual Directors Appreciation Breakfast. This event seeks to nurture our partnerships with the various Independent School Districts in our area. UHCL Special Education Faculty, Special Education Directors, and General Education Administrators come together to discuss relevant issues associated with teacher education, professional development, and trends in the field. UHCL values our relationships with our local school districts and knows that we cannot truly make a difference without the support of our partners!