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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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Professor Cathy Horn assumed the role of dean of the College of Education on June 1, 2023, becoming the first woman to hold the position. Horn had served as interim dean since August 2022 and previously served as chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. Her scholarly work focuses on college access for and success outcomes of traditionally underserved students, and she leads three research centers, including the state-approved UH Education Research Center. Her expertise areas include addressing the state and national teacher shortage, student assessment, and other timely education policy issues. Read more

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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 2023, we earned a No. 10 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

  • #10Best 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)
  • $200,000+Awarded for scholarships (2022-23)
  • 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:

Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, an associate professor of educational leadership, will serve as vice president of the Research, Evaluation and Assessment in Schools Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Leslie Frankel, an associate professor in the human development and family sciences program, received the 2023 Lane Powell Mentorship Award from the Texas Council on Family Relations.

Alum Shawn Bird has been appointed deputy superintendent of school leadership for the San Antonio Independent School District. Bird earned an Ed.D. and M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction.

Ty Robinson, a counseling psychology doctoral student, was selected for the American Psychological Association’s 2023-24 Minority Fellowship Program.

Mikel Cole, an associate professor of bilingual/ESL education, earned a UH Teaching Excellence Award for 2022-23.

Melissa Gallagher, an assistant professor of mathematics education, has been elected to the board of directors of the US Math Recovery Council.

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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 
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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