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Teacher Education Program Data

  • An impressive 96% of students who finish the program pass the State TExES certification exam (2013).
  • Because 94% of our graduated teachers stay in the Gulf Coast region starting in their first year, our alumni are a major force of local transformation.
  • Our Graduate Online program is ranked number 1 in the nation by US News & World Report.
  • With more American Education Research Association (AERA) fellows than any other Texas University, UH provides future teachers a strong foundation in research-based skills and knowledge.
  • Over 40 years of robust school district partnerships through the Houston Area Teacher Center (HATC) with over 30 participating school districts.
  • Nationally ranked #4 for Undergraduate Elementary Teacher Preparation Program, #5 for Undergraduate Secondary Teacher Education Program and #18 for graduate Elementary Teacher Preparation by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) Teacher Prep Review.
  • Our four-semester field experience plan includes almost 1,200 field hours and a full-year of student teaching.

The University of Houston’s College of Education is committed to continuous assessment and improvement of our Teacher Education program. The data below provides a snapshot of our Teacher Education student and graduate data.

Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) 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.