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Teacher Preparation: Facts & Figures

The UH College of Education strives to prepare teacher candidates who are ready to teach and impact students' lives their first day in the classroom. 

  • An impressive 95 percent of students who finish our teacher preparation program pass the state TExES certification exam (2016).
  • Because 96 percent of our graduated teachers stay in the Gulf Coast region starting in their first year, our alumni are a major force of local transformation. More than 350 students completed our teacher preparation program in 2017.
  • The college has more than 40 years of robust school district partnerships through the Houston Area Teacher Center (HATC). The consortium includes 30-plus participating school districts.
  • The college ranks in the nation’s top 1 percent of undergraduate programs that prepare elementary school teachers, based on a 2016 analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).
  • Our online graduate education program is ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our four-semester field experience plan includes almost 900 field hours and a full year of student teaching.
  • The college was the first in Texas to meet the new accreditation standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The University of Houston College of Education is committed to continuous assessment and improvement of our teacher education program. The data below provides a snapshot of the program's impact as outlined by CAEP.

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) posts Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs to assist individuals interested in obtaining a teaching certificate in order to select the educator preparation program that best meets their needs. This information is also useful for school districts planning their staffing and recruitment activities.