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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.



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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 2021, we earned a No. 7 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 Houston home.

First Lecture

First Lecture 2021

Join the UH College of Education for an inspiring back-to-school virtual event featuring writer, comedian and commentator Baratunde Thurston. The Emmy-nominated host and New York Times-bestselling author of “How to Be Black” merges wit and wisdom in his discussions of race, culture and being a good citizen. This year marks the event’s 10-year anniversary.

Date: Aug. 20, 2021 
Time: 11 a.m. You may join the live stream at 10:45 a.m.

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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

  • 1stto meet tougher education accreditation standards (CAEP)
  • Top 1%Undergrad elementary teacher-prep program (NCTQ)
  • Top 3%Graduate teacher-prep program (NCTQ)
  • #7Best online graduate education program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • $6M In Research Activity (2019)
  • 33 yearsAPA accreditation for counseling psychology program

Short Takes

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

Priscilla Rivas, who earned Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction — learning, design and technology in 2021 and a B.S. in teaching in 2005, has been named principal of the renowned Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston ISD.

Seven faculty members earned promotions, effective September 2021: Virmarie Correa-Fernández to associate professor with tenure, Associate Professor Bradley Davis granted tenure, Kelli Drenner to clinical associate professor, Leslie Frankel to associate professor with tenure, Elsa Gonzalez to associate professor with tenure, Erica Jordan to clinical associate professor, Kayce Solari Williams to clinical associate professor. 

Margarita Tovar, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – K-12 program, has been named school improvement and family engagement liaison at Corsicana ISD. She will begin her new position in July. Tovar is currently the principal of Dogan Elementary in Houston ISD.

Taewon Kim, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, received the 2021 Award for Student Leadership from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status.



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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Contact Us

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

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

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