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Student teacher with a student behind a Third Ward mural

Pictured: Teaching graduate Meghan Galvan catches up with her students in front of the iconic mural adorning Blackshear Elementary in Houston’s Third Ward.



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.


Christine Ha, Kam Franklin and Bill Santiago

First Lecture 2020

Kick off the academic year with inspirational speakers as they share insights on moving toward a better future amid COVID-19 and racial disparities. The distinguished lineup: UH alumna Christine Ha, winner of “MasterChef”; Kam Franklin, lead singer of The Suffers; and comedian Bill Santiago. Read more.

Date: Aug. 21, 2020
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Virtual link

Free to attend. RSVP online by Aug. 14. Students who RSVP will be entered in a contest for prizes.

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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 2020, we earned a No. 8 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.


Remote classroom


All classes at the UH College of Education have gone virtual through summer session 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of daily life, we are adapting, innovating and drawing on best practices to serve students and the community. Never before has our mission to end inequities in education and health been more important. Please visit our virtual hub of resources for teaching, learning, leading and staying healthy in today’s world.

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)
  • #8Best online graduate education program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 69%Increase in research expenditures (2013-18)
  • 33 yearsAPA accreditation for counseling psychology program

Short Takes

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

Margaret Hale, chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, has been selected to serve on Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Advisory Board for Adult Literacy to help support the city’s literacy efforts.

Yonelly Gutierrez, a program manager in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, has been elected president of the UH Hispanic Alumni Association. Gutierrez will begin her two year term in August.

Darryl Henson, who earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership in 2014, was named superintendent of Marlin ISD south of Waco. He previously served as assistant superintendent of school leadership at Cedar Hill ISD and principal of North Forest High School in Houston ISD.

Sahar Eshtehardi, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, will serve as the diabetes special interest group trainee member at large for the American Psychological Association’s Society of Pediatric Psychology (Division 54).



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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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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