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Educator Preparation: Accreditation and Data

The UH College of Education was the first in Texas to meet the new accreditation standards set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Here are some highlights of our programs' success at preparing teachers, principals, superintendents and educational diagnosticians:
  • An impressive 96 percent of students who finish our teacher preparation program pass the state TExES certification exam (2017).
  • One hundred percent of our educator preparation graduates report being well or sufficiently prepared for their first year on the job, according to a Texas Education Agency survey.
  • Graduates of our principal, superintendent and educational diagnostician programs report that their courses were academically challenging and provided an understanding of accepted professional practices (92 percent), according to a College exit survey.
  • Because 96 percent of our graduated teachers stay in the Gulf Coast region starting in their first year, our alumni are a major force of local transformation. More than 350 students completed our teacher preparation program in 2017.
  • The college has more than 40 years of robust school district partnerships through the Houston Area Teacher Center (HATC). The consortium includes 30-plus participating school districts.
  • The college ranks in the nation’s top 1 percent of undergraduate programs that prepare elementary school teachers and the top 3 percent of graduate preparation programs, based on an analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
  • Our online graduate education program is ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The College is committed to continuous assessment and improvement through the accreditation process of our teacher education and advanced certification programs. The documents below provide a snapshot of the College as required by CAEP:

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The Texas Education Agency posts Consumer Information about Educator Preparation Programs to assist individuals interested in obtaining a teaching certificate in order to select the educator preparation program that best meets their needs. This information is also useful for school districts planning their staffing and recruitment activities.