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At the University of Houston College of Education, we’re working to improve educational and health outcomes for all people and communities 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.



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As part of a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research institution, we continue to increase our rigor and relevance to the community. Our students can be confident in the quality of our instruction, whether virtual or face or face. In 2024, we earned a No. 15 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for our online master’s degree programs. Our professors are dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams. We hope you’ll make UH home.


Experience a Virtual Tour of campus and the College of Education's idyllic view of the fountains! We're in a prime spot for studying or relaxing with friends outside.

Also check out the Student Center, dorms, dining and more! Befitting of a Tier One public research university, UH has invested in major campus upgrades in recent years.

Prospective students can contact coeinfo@uh.edu with questions.


At a Glance

  • #15Best online graduate education program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • $9M Research expenditures in 2022
  • 76%Increase in citations of our faculty’s research (2019-22)
  • $203,800 Student scholarships awarded (2023-24)
  • 3-Time WinnerTeacher Education “Distinguished Program” (ATE)
  • 150,000+K-12 students impacted over five years

Short Takes

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

Four faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2023-24: Associate Professor Virmarie Correa-Fernández (recognized for undergraduate research mentorship), Clinical Associate Professor Bulent Dogan (recognized for innovation in instructional technology), Assistant Professor Allison Master (teaching excellence) and Clinical Professor Jahnette Wilson (recognized in the instructional/clinical category). 

Dean Cathy Horn was selected to serve as president of the Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education for a one-year term that began in May 2024. 

Earl Bennett, who earned a Ph.D. in higher education in 2022, has been promoted to Vanderbilt University’s senior associate athletic director for strategy and business operations. He played football for Vanderbilt and had a six-year career with the Chicago Bears. 

Corissa Barrow, a counseling psychology doctoral student and therapist in Houston, earned a $25,000 grant create a nonprofit to support mental health education and services inclusive of the Hispanic community.

At least 14 alumni have Teacher of the Year awards for 2023-24 in the Aldine, Alief, Dickinson, Fort Bend, Houston, Humble, Pasadena and Katy school districts.

Farish Hall

Contact Us

UH College of Education
Stephen Power Farish Hall
3657 Cullen Blvd., Room 214
Houston, TX 77204-5023

Prospective students: coeinfo@uh.edu 
Undergraduate Student Success Team: coeug@uh.edu or 713-743-5000
Graduate Student Success Team: coegrad@central.uh.edu or 713-743-7676
General: coecomm@uh.edu or 713-743-5010

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