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Success Through Education Programs

The Success Through Education Programs (STEP) is a collaborative partnership between the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), four area school districts, and four community colleges to create opportunities for students as they explore teaching as a profession.

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Baytown Area Education Recruitment and Retention program (BAER2)

  • Sterling High School
  • Lee High School
  • Goose Creek Memorial High School
  • Lee College

Galveston Area Teacher Education Recruitment and Retention program (GATER2)

  • Ball High School
  • Galveston College

Homegrown Teacher Program

  • Galena Park High School
  • North Shore High School
  • San Jacinto College North

Pathway to Teaching

  • Austin High School
  • Houston Community College-Southeast

Crosby High School

Channelview High School

San Jacinto College-South

Benefits for STEP participants

  • Scholarship opportunities and financial support
  • Personalized academic advising
  • Core and education courses that transfer seamlessly
  • Academic success development, tutoring, and mentoring
  • Enriching experiences such as job shadowing, field trips, and seminars
  • Training for job fairs and interviews
  • Increased likelihood of employment in home district

Do I qualify as a member of STEP?

If you are a current high school, community college, or UHCL student who has attended or is currently attending any of STEP's partnering schools, you may qualify to be a member of STEP. 


  • College of Education

    Phone: 281-283-3600

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