UH College of Education: About - University of Houston
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Our mission extends beyond success in the classroom. At the University of Houston College of Education, we’re committed to serving the community. As part of a Tier One public research institution, the College of Education offers degree programs that prepare teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, health specialists, researchers and other leaders in their fields. Our faculty, staff, students and alumni are working to improve educational and health outcomes for all children and families.

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Students and prospective employers can be confident in the UH College of Education’s commitment to rigorous national standards. Select programs are accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation and the American Psychological Association.

Our counseling psychology doctoral program first earned APA accreditation in 1987, and our school psychology doctoral program became accredited in 2009.

For our educator-certification programs, we were awarded full accreditation from AAQEP through June 30, 2029. 

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We believe in the power of service learning, giving students real-world experiences while also helping communities in need. Through internships, practicums or field work, students serve as teachers, principals, counselors, psychologists and health educators in training. The hub for this work at UH is the Advancing Community Engagement and Service Institute, a university-wide institute housed in the College of Education.

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Our professors specialize in research that makes a difference in the community, and students gain meaningful experience under their mentorship. Our faculty's funded projects address a variety of critical areas, including education policy, classroom management, STEM education, health disparities, addictions and cancer. The College's research activity has grown dramatically over the last several years, and our faculty recently launched two university-wide research institutes: the HEALTH Research Institute and the UH Education Research Center. We're committed to UH President Renu Khator's “50 in 5” initiative to increase scholarly activity by 50 percent by 2023.

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Located in a thriving multicultural and multilingual city, we believe diversity enriches the learning environment. Our students in the College of Education reflect the demographics of the Houston region, with students representing than 85 nations. The College commits to fostering a culture of support that promotes fairness, equity, inclusion and respect.

Cathy Horn

Dean's Message

Catherine “Cathy” Horn became dean of the UH College of Education on June 1, 2023. She joined the College faculty in 2005 and most recently served as interim dean and, previously, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. She is an accomplished scholar focused on educational policy and leads three research centers. 

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