Educator Preparation: Accreditation - University of Houston
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aaqep-logo.pngThe University of Houston is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2029. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

AAQEP Accredited Programs at UH

  • Undergraduate Programs Leading to Initial Certification

    • Art, B.A.
    • Biology, B.S.
    • Chemistry, B.A. or B.S.
    • English, B.A.
    • History, B.A.
    • Interpersonal Communication, B.A.
    • Journalism, B.A.
    • Mathematics, B.A. or B.S.
    • Physics, B.S.
    • Spanish, B.A.
    • teachHOUSTON
    • Teaching and Learning, B.S.
  • Postbaccalaureate Certification-Only Programs

    • Chemistry (7-12)
    • Core Subjects (EC-6)
    • Core Subjects with STR (EC-6)
    • Dual Certification: Core Subjects with STR (EC-6) and Special Education (EC-12)
    • English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
    • Life Science (7-12)
    • Mathematics (4-8)
    • Mathematics (7-12)
    • Physics/Mathematics (7-12)
    • Science (7-12)
    • Social Studies (7-12)
  • Graduate Programs Leading to Initial Certification

    • Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.
    • Special Populations, M.Ed.
  • Advanced Certification Programs

    • Administration and Supervision, M.Ed.
    • Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.
    • Special Populations, M.Ed.
    • Professional Leadership, Ed.D.
    • Educational Diagnostician EC-12 (certification only)
    • Principal as Instructional Leader EC-12 (certification only)
AAQEP Accreditation Seal


After reviewing the evidence collected through a process of self-study and peer review, the AAQEP Accreditation Commission issued the decision of full accreditation at its April 29, 2022, meeting along with the following rationale:

The Commission evaluated the program’s evidence for each AAQEP standard and determined that all four standards are met. Completers of the program are prepared to work effectively as professional educators who are able to adapt to different contexts and to grow professionally. The institution maintains program quality by analyzing evidence of its effectiveness and making revisions to benefit candidates, and it engages with stakeholders and partners to strengthen the P-20 education system.

The program’s diligent cultivation of relationships with constituents supports its responsiveness to local needs, including preparing significant numbers of Hispanic educators and STEM teachers through formal collaboration within the State of Texas.

Read more about UH’s accreditation


UH’s educator certification programs were previously accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (2016 through July 2022) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2007 to 2015).


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If you have questions about accreditation or certification, please reach out.

Clinical Professor Jahnette Wilson
Director of Accreditation

Certification Office
UH College of Education