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Student teacher with a student behind a Third Ward mural

Pictured: Teaching graduate Meghan Galvan catches up with her students in front of the iconic mural adorning Blackshear Elementary in Houston’s Third Ward.


At the University of Houston College of Education, we’re working to improve educational and health outcomes for all children and families through effective teaching, innovative research and strong partnerships. Students learn in the context of a multicultural city from distinguished professors who merge research with real-world lessons. We’re preparing future teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, health specialists, researchers and other leaders to transform lives in Houston and beyond.




At a Glance

  • 1stto meet tougher education accreditation standards (CAEP)
  • Top 1%Undergrad elementary teacher-prep program (NCTQ)
  • Top 3%Graduate teacher-prep program (NCTQ)
  • Top 20Best online graduate education program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 48%Increase in research expenditures (2013-17)
  • 31 yearsAPA accreditation for counseling psychology program

Short Takes

A sampling of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings:

Kristian Lenderman, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – special populations program and a facilitator at Spring Branch ISD's Northbrook Middle School, earned the Julius Glickman Educational Leadership Award from Humanities Texas for her “exceptional leadership."

Kenya Ayers, who received an Ed.D. in administration and supervision in 1999, was named president of Tarrant County College Northeast in Fort Worth, effective July 1. Ayers previously earned an American Council on Education fellowship and completed her internship at UH.

April Peters-Hawkins, associate chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, has been accepted into the Women in Educational Leadership Program offered by the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Shontoria Walker, a student in the Ed.D. in professional leadership - literacy program, has been named to the International Literacy Association’s 2019 “30 Under 30” list. The list honors rising leaders who are creating positive change in the world of literacy.



Learn more about the College’s programs, research, community engagement and more in our new magazine. Prospective students won’t want to miss this useful guide! Read on.

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