Shape the future

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education will prepare you as both an educator and a leader to become a powerful force for change in and out of the classroom. Earn a bachelor’s degree with one of nine teacher certification options or explore our ten graduate programs and two doctoral degree programs to find your perfect fit.

Learn to teach; Teach to learn

At UHCL, we’re big believers in hands-on learning, and our program is known for getting students into the field early and often. Through professional development school sites, local partnerships and innovative classes, our students graduate with plenty of real-world experience. Personal guidance from our expert faculty ensures you’re getting the most from your time here.

Our alumni lead schools and school districts all over the state as well as many other educational organizations and businesses, and our Texas teacher preparation will put you ahead of the curve.

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

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

UHCL alumna captures kids' hearts as well as prestigious teaching award

Heather Villaloboz always wondered what it would be like to have someone knock on her door and hand her one of those great big checks, like lottery winners on TV. When she became a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education award, Villaloboz, a two-time University of Houston-Clear Lake alumna, got her chance to find out.

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Community Connections

The Center for Educational Programs (CEP) offers academic and outreach services to students, schools, school districts and the community. It also coordinates with community programs in conjunction with the College of Education. Kids U and Hawk STEAM Academy summer camps are a couple of the current programs.

Dozens of Discipline Options

UHCL’s College of Education is divided into four departments that offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees as well as post-baccalaureate and teaching minor options. Academic disciplines among the four departments range from educational leadership to special education to counseling to curriculum.

Meet Our Faculty

Dedicated faculty provide all students in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education with the most useful instructional experiences, both inside the classroom walls and in the greater community. Many professors have decades of experience in the classroom, which allows students to better understand the evolution of education.