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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.




We’re celebrating the graduation of our first two Teach Forward Houston fellows, Vanessa Trejo and Andrew Slack. Thanks to a unique partnership with Houston ISD, students in the program receive tuition support to attend UH and then return to their former district to teach. “It’s an awesome program – a lot of support coming from HISD and UH,” Slack said. Watch the video to learn more.


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)
  • Top 20Best online graduate education program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 69%Increase in research expenditures (2013-18)
  • 31 yearsAPA accreditation for counseling psychology program

Short Takes

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

LaTonda McQueen, a master’s student in the administration and supervision program, was named teacher of the year at Matzke Elementary in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. She teaches fifth-grade math at the school.

Elsa Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the higher education program, and Tiffany J. Davis, a clinical assistant professor and director of the M.Ed. in higher education program, each received the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award from the UH Women and Gender Resource Center.

Bobby Martinez, who earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership – K-12 in 2014, accepted a position as executive director of school leadership for Alvin ISD beginning in June. Martinez is principal of Manvel High School and is an adjunct professor in the College’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies.



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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