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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.




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)
  • 48%Increase in research expenditures (2013-17)
  • 31 yearsAPA accreditation for counseling psychology program

Short Takes

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

Three College of Education alumni and one current Ed.D. student won leadership awards from HISD this year: Khalilah Campbell-Rhone (Ed.D. ’14), secondary principal of the year; Thomas James Cotter, secondary assistant principal of the year; Sean Negron (M.Ed. ’17), elementary assistant principal of the year; and Amy Poerschke (Ed.D. ’17), elementary principal of the year. Campbell-Rhone and Poerschke also serve as adjunct professors in the College’s school leadership program.

Kayce Solari Williams, clinical assistant professor and health program director, won the UH Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life Faculty Advisor of the Year Award. As part of Women’s History Month, she also was honored by Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and KMAZ 102.5 FM with a certificate of excellence for her valued contributions to the Houston community.

Sahar Eshtehardi, a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program, was selected to serve as student ambassador for the American Psychological Association’s Society of Pediatric Psychology. She also was selected for a summer internship focused on cancer prevention and research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.



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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