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At the University of Houston College of Education, we’re working to improve educational and health outcomes for all people and communities 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.



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As part of a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research institution, we continue to increase our rigor and relevance to the community. Our students can be confident in the quality of our instruction, whether virtual or face or face. In 2024, we earned a No. 15 ranking from U.S. News & World Report for our online master’s degree programs. Our professors are dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams. We hope you’ll make UH home.


Experience a Virtual Tour of campus and the College of Education's idyllic view of the fountains! We're in a prime spot for studying or relaxing with friends outside.

Also check out the Student Center, dorms, dining and more! Befitting of a Tier One public research university, UH has invested in major campus upgrades in recent years.

Prospective students can contact coeinfo@uh.edu with questions.


At a Glance

  • #15Best online graduate education program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • $9M Research expenditures in 2022
  • 76%Increase in citations of our faculty’s research (2019-22)
  • $203,800 Student scholarships awarded (2023-24)
  • 3-Time WinnerTeacher Education “Distinguished Program” (ATE)
  • 150,000+K-12 students impacted over five years

Short Takes

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

Health Professor Norma Olvera received the Revolution Award from the Association for the Recognition of Hidden Talent for her work promoting a healthy lifestyle among the Hispanic community.

Grace Lee, who earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction — bilingual/ESL education in 2023, won first place in the Texas Association for Bilingual Education’s 2023 dissertation award competition.

Two-time alumna Emily Messa, who serves as UH’s senior associate vice president for administration, earned the 2023 top service award from the National Association of College Auxiliary Services.

At least 14 alumni have won Teacher of the Year (TOY) awards for 2023-24: Jaquelin Alvarez, Kingwood Middle School in Humble ISD (Rookie TOY); Delmi Antunez Valdez, Smith Elementary School in Aldine ISD (Bilingual TOY); Savannah Bridgewater, Foster Elementary School in Humble ISD; Rhaniece Choice, Cummings Elementary School in Alief ISD (District TOY); Beatrice Cruz, Queens Intermediate School in Pasadena ISD (New TOY)Brianna Damián, Kranz Junior High School in Dickinson ISD (First Year TOY)Jesus Esparza, DeAnda Elementary School in Houston ISD (Beginning TOY)Aleida Gonzalez, Jessup Elementary in Pasadena ISD (New TOY)Caroline Hill, Carolyn and Vernon Madden Elementary School in Fort Bend ISD (Rookie TOY)Elizabeth Maldonado, Morales Elementary in Pasadena ISD (New TOY)Asma Mohd, Mission Bend Glen Elementary in Fort Bend ISD; Fathima Noordeen, Malala Elementary in Fort Bend ISD (Rookie TOY)Megan Proulx, Kingwood Middle School in Humble ISD and Anna Suarez, Robertson Elementary in Katy ISD.

Farish Hall

Contact Us

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

Prospective students: coeinfo@uh.edu 
Undergraduate Student Success Team: coeug@uh.edu or 713-743-5000
Graduate Student Success Team: coegrad@central.uh.edu or 713-743-7676
General: coecomm@uh.edu or 713-743-5010

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