UH College of Education - University of Houston
Skip to main content
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.


Nic Stone

First Lecture 2019

Kick off the new academic year with a powerful speech by New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone. The former teen mentor earned accolades for her debut novel, “Dear Martin.” Her writing covers timely topics such as racial inequities, social justice, identity and representation.

Date: Aug. 16, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. (doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
Place: Cullen Performance Hall

Free to attend. RSVP online by Aug. 12, 2019.

Read more about First Lecture.

*Attend a book signing with Stone immediately after the event!

For more information on this speaker, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.



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:

Marti Jones, who earned an M.Ed. in counseling in 2013 and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology in 2016, received the Carolyn Payton Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division 35, Section 1 (the Psychology of Black Women). Jones will assume a tenure-track faculty position at the University of North Texas in August.

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.

Anne Perry, an Ed.D. student in the curriculum and instruction – history/social education program, was awarded the Billie P. Spellman scholarship from the UH chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. She also received the Scholarship for Education Research from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.



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.

Farish Hall

Contact Us

UH College of Education
Stephen Power Farish Hall
3657 Cullen Blvd., Room 214
Houston, TX 77204-5023

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

 College of Education on Facebook   College of Education on Twitter   College of Education on Instagram  linked-in2.png