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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.



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 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:

Zainab Al-Shidhani, a doctoral student in the curriculum and instruction – learning, design and technology program, has won the Association for Educational Communications and Technology’s “Outstanding Practice by a Student in Educational Technology in an International Setting” award.

Julie Dunsmore, a professor of human development and family studies, has been elected to fellow status in the American Psychological Association’s Division 7 (developmental psychology).

Kellian Hughes, a doctoral student in the professional leadership – special populations program, won the 2020 Teacher of the Year award from the Council for Learning Disabilities.

Shawn Kent, an assistant professor in the special populations program, was named vice president of the Texas Council for Learning Disabilities. After his term ends, he will serve a one-year term as president starting July 1, 2021.



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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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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