UHCL News

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

October 03, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL grad inspires leadership in young students through pilot program

Jordan Barber graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Now in her fourth year as a second grade teacher at Bay Elementary in Clear Creek I.S.D., Barber has piloted a school-wide program designed to encourage students to take leadership roles in their classroom and in their school.

UHCL doctoral student invited to share expertise with Senate committees

October 02, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL doctoral student invited to share expertise with Senate committees

During the day, Kai Bouchard is principal of Robert Turner College and Career High School in Pearland Independent School District. In the evenings, he is often at University of Houston-Clear Lake, working toward his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis. And sometimes in between, he is in the Texas State Capitol giving expert testimony about the merits of the dual-credit program in his school.

Outstanding future educators honored with Wilson scholarship

September 24, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Outstanding future educators honored with Wilson scholarship

University of Houston-Clear Lake recognized 2018 Dr. Patricia Potter Wilson College of Education Outstanding Student Scholarship recipients with plaques.

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

September 14, 2018 | Jim Townsend

UHCL’s Habitat for Reading program continues to provide home libraries

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Habitat for Reading program celebrates its third anniversary this fall, continuing to provide personalized, age-appropriate mini-libraries to children in Habitat for Humanity homes. The program’s purpose is to help develop and nurture a habit and love of reading, and build the literacy skills necessary for personal, academic, and lifelong success.

UHCL Pearland Campus to host Educational Institute for school administrators, aspiring leaders

September 07, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Pearland Campus to host Educational Institute for school administrators, aspiring leaders

In their first event partnering together, University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education’s Center for Educational Programs Director, Tonya Jeffery and Antonio Corrales, educational leadership doctoral program coordinator are presenting a professional development event titled, “Educational Leadership Institute for School Administrators and Aspiring Leaders.”

Instructional design and tech degree opens new doors for former educator

August 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Instructional design and tech degree opens new doors for former educator

Kellie Simon felt that after eight years of teaching fifth grade science, she was ready for a change. As part of the requirements for her master of science in instructional design and technology degree program at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she completed a two-month internship at DRDA, a Clear Lake accounting and business-consulting firm – and was immediately hired as a consultant, after graduating in August.

UHCL STEM summer camps help disabled students find career paths

July 20, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL STEM summer camps help disabled students find career paths

Jana Willis, professor of instructional design and technology at University of Houston-Clear Lake, applied for a Workforce grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to create summer camps in science, technology, engineering and mathematics called Explore STEM, aimed at developmentally disabled students aged 14-22.

UHCL offers early childhood education master's fully online

July 11, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL offers early childhood education master's fully online

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Early Childhood Education Master of Science has been available to educational professionals for years, but starting fall 2018, the degree will become available fully online, to help busy education professionals maintain their employment while advancing their career.

UHCL College of Education offers new master's in clinical mental health counseling

July 03, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL College of Education offers new master's in clinical mental health counseling

Interested in a career promoting mental health and social justice? University of Houston-Clear Lake has a new degree plan specifically aimed at graduate students who would like to become Licensed Professional Counselors: the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, accepting enrollment in fall 2018.

Conference focuses on mind-body connection in early childhood education

June 27, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Conference focuses on mind-body connection in early childhood education

For the second consecutive year, University of Houston-Clear Lake will host the Healthy Beginnings Early Childhood Summer Conference on July 7 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Organized by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, the event is aimed at early childhood educators, Head Start, and other early care and education programs, as well as interested members of the community.

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

June 16, 2018 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs celebrate newly minted educators' entrance into profession

Samantha Ruelas was one of over 80 University of Houston-Clear Lake teacher certification candidates who received her diploma on May 20 and participated in UH-Clear Lake’s first Teacher Induction Ceremony, held on May 16.

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Middle schoolers learn engineering process in first Hawk STEAM Academy

In a new summer science program geared toward middle school students, the Center for Educational Programs at University of Houston-Clear Lake is hosting two week-long Hawk STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) Academy camps in which campers will work in research and development teams as they explore Newton’s laws of motion. Roger Rovekamp, a robotics engineer at Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center, discussed the importance and various applications of robotics technology with nine student engineers at a lunch presentation on June 5.