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Teacher Education Program

Program Overview/Mission

Teach: Ignite Curiosity. Step into the profession of education and make a difference for generations of learners by choosing a degree in the Teacher Education Program (TCED). Whether you are an inspiring teacher, practicing teacher, or educational leader, we offer degrees that focus on the preparation and development of dedicated educators who will work with learners at the elementary, middle, secondary, and university levels. Our goal is to help ensure the success of learners of all ages by preparing high-quality and experienced educators grounded in the most current teaching practices. 

Personalized Learning Experiences

TCED faculty are dedicated to creating personalized learning experiences for all candidates in our program. Small class sizes provide an individualized approach to instruction as facilitated by accessible instructors with numerous years of educational expertise across a variety of grade levels and content specialties. The curriculum of each degree includes integration of the most current educational methodologies and research while offering classes in a variety of formats to assure flexible scheduling options. Practical experiences are integrated at all levels and include undergraduate classroom observational and teaching opportunities, and graduate self-designed practicum experiences. 


Program Degrees

Undergraduate

Joint certificates with degrees from the College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Joint Certificates with degrees from the College of Science and Engineering degrees

Graduate

Accreditation Information

The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Admission Requirements

Program Faculty

Suzanne Brown
Suzanne Brown

Suzanne Brown

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3536
Email: browns@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Suzanne Brown Faculty Bio

Takisha Bolden-Gastile
Takisha Gastile

Takisha Bolden-Gastile

Lecturer in Secondary Science and Math Education, UHCLTeach Master Teacher,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3549
Email: gastile@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 1125

Takisha Bolden-Gastile Faculty Bio

Kent Divoll
Kent Divoll

Kent Divoll

Doctoral Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3634
Email: divoll@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Kent Divoll Faculty Bio

Denise McDonald
Denise McDonald

Denise McDonald

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281- 283-3544
Email: mcdonald@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Denise McDonald Faculty Bio

Debra Shulsky
Debra Shulsky

Debra Shulsky

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3607
Email: shulsky@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Debra Shulsky Faculty Bio

Omah Williams-Duncan
Omah Williams-Duncan

Omah M. Williams-Duncan

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3547
Email: DuncanO@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1119

Omah M. Williams-Duncan Faculty Bio