Center for Educational Programs

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. Dr. Tonya D. Jeffery, Director of the Center for Educational Programs, collaborates with area school districts, individual educators, and university professors to determine the needs of the community and how the CEP can best serve the area. 

Our Programs

Professional Development

The Center for Educational Programs offers professional development opportunities to the greater southeast Texas community. All classes are held on the UHCL campus and conducted by educators that are leading experts in their respective fields of education. Furthermore, participants are awarded continuing professional education credits upon completion of the course. These credits are approved by the State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC). The professional development seminars throughout the year offer a variety of opportunities for educators in the following areas; literacy, technology, educational leadership, gifted and talented, and specific content areas. Finally, the CEP offers customizable professional development for a targeted approach to learning in order to best meet individual needs. 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 IQ Testing, a dyslexia battery, and academic testing for ages 6 through adult. The testing service is offered to the public for a reasonable fee. Test results are provided in written report form. For more information, please contact the Center for Educational Programs at 281-283-3529 or

Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Tutoring

The Center for Educational Programs and the College of Education’s Literacy, Language and Library Science Program 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.

Director: Dr. Lillian McEnery or Rose Toman

Tutoring Programs

Kids U

Each summer the Center for Educational Programs conducts Kids U, a summer enrichment educational day camp for students ages pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. It is comprised of 9 different camps and academies. Each camp offers a series of courses which opens up new possibilities, new learning, and promise a summer of excitement!

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Hawk STEAM Academy

New this summer, the Center for Educational Programs is hosting two week-long camps specifically for middle school students (6th, 7th, and 8th graders). During the Hawk STEAM Academy, campers will become engineers and work in research and development teams as they explore Newton’s laws of motion through interactive hands-on activities and learn the science and engineering design process while engaging in missions to solve real-world problems and more! Activities include arts-integration with science, technology, engineering, and math for designing, constructing and testing rotocopters, parachutes, balloon rockets, drones, and robotics. Campers also will meet and interact with STEM experts from a variety of industry, including NASA!

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

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  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600

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