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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.



First Lecture with Jose Antonio Vargas


Join the UH College of Education for an empowering back-to-school kickoff event with nationally renowned writer and advocate Jose Antonio Vargas, a leading voice for the rights of immigrants. His first book, “Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen,” weaves his personal story into a larger conversation about identity. 

  • Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 
  • 10:30 a.m. (doors open 10:15 a.m.) 
  • Cullen Performance Hall on campus 
  • Free to attend! 

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U.S. News and World Report best online programs


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 2022, we earned a No. 14 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.


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)
  • #14Best online graduate education program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • $6M Research expenditures in 2021
  • 62%Increase in citations of our faculty’s research (2018-21)
  • 3-Time WinnerTeacher Education “Distinguished Program” (ATE)
  • 35 yearsAPA accreditation for counseling psychology program

Short Takes

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

Fourteen faculty members in the College earned promotions, effective September 2022: Samuel Brower (CUIN), Keith Butcher (ELPS), Tiffany J. Davis (ELPS), Marcel de Dios (PHLS), Kristen Hassett (ELPS), Jungeun “Jay” Lee (PHLS), An Nguyen (ELPS), April Peters-Hawkins (ELPS), Kristi Santi (ELPS), Nathan G. Smith (PHLS), Virginia Snodgrass Rangel (ELPS), Amber Thompson (CUIN), Rachael Whitaker (PHLS) and Margit Wiesner (PHLS).

Blake Allan, an associate professor and director of the counseling psychology doctoral program, has been selected to receive the 2022 Award for Emerging Leadership in Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status.

Guillermo Ortega, who earned a Ph.D. in higher education in 2020, received the 2022 Early Career Award in Education and Sport from the American Educational Research Association. Ortega is an assistant professor of higher education at the Idaho State University College of Education.

Robin Cox, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2015, has been named 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year at Fort Bend ISD.

Samantha Andrade, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2021, has been named 2022 District Rookie Teacher of the Year at Fort Bend ISD.

Five faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2021-22. Keith Butcher, who directs the College’s principal preparation program, was recognized in the clinical category. From the human development and family studies program, Toya Conston, Erica Jordan, Leslie Frankel and Saira Rab were recognized in the group teaching category.


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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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