September 14, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Studying and teaching abroad is a life-changing experience for college students and their professors. Studying internationally is considered a rite of passage, especially for those with an adventurous spirit, but it’s the aim of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Education Abroad and Scholar Services to empower more students and faculty to share in this experience—particularly those who have limited experience with traveling.
September 06, 2022 | UHCL Staff
“All my experiences and my education have aligned to prepare me for what I’m doing now,” said Clear Creek Independent School District Interim Superintendent Karen Engle. “I have moments where I see that I’m still applying what I learned in my business and education classes at University of Houston-Clear Lake.”
June 22, 2022 | UHCL Staff
If you're in college, it doesn’t matter if you're in summer school, or if you have to study for midterms or finals. Perhaps it’s just a regular Monday afternoon. Sitting on your bed in your dorm room, trying not to overhear your roommate's cell phone conversation isn’t working anymore. Time to find another place to get your homework done.
June 20, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Higher education is about growing, meeting new people, and experiencing life from another perspective, but ultimately, it’s about preparing for a career path and life after school. That’s why students at UHCL hear the word "internship" used frequently during their educational journey.
May 23, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Three University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni from the College of Education were voted Teacher of the Year by their respective colleagues for the 2021-22 school year. Jamie Martinez and Katelyn Sanders, both Clear Creek Independent School District teachers, and Dickinson I.S.D. Kindergarten teacher Alexandria Hernandez, were recognized with the award last month.
May 11, 2022 | UHCL Staff
University of Houston-Clear Lake double-alumna Selene Verhofstad was recently honored for excellence as an educator with the Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award. She received the award through the National Science Teaching Association, which allowed her to attend a conference in Houston and attend workshops with other science educators from around the country for professional development.
May 09, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Over 1,100 University of Houston-Clear Lake spring 2022 graduates will earn their degrees and be recognized during a ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Education and Business, and 3 p.m. for the Colleges of Science and Engineering and Human Sciences and Humanities at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Parkway, Houston.
May 02, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Most states in the U.S. are reporting a lack of well-qualified teachers with the most severe shortages in math and the sciences. Giving teacher candidates the best possible preparation before entering the classroom is key to remedying the problem, and that’s the purpose of UHCLTeach, a rigorous secondary math and science certification program.
April 14, 2022 | UHCL Staff
In 1974, a very small regional university in the Clear Lake area opened its doors. It was named University of Houston at Clear Lake City, and it had very few students and professors. The campus consisted of just one building and its future in the community was somewhat uncertain.
March 31, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Teachers-in-training at University of Houston-Clear Lake have always had access to plenty of support. Now preservice teacher candidates can apply for tuition funds from a $1.2 million grant from the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program to complete their four-year degree.
March 17, 2022 | UHCL Staff
The COVID-19 pandemic that derailed schools for the 2020-21 school year also added huge responsibilities to public school administrators: crisis management, leadership in technical instruction, and communication and mentorship. Norma Veguilla Martinez, principal at Memorial Parkway Elementary School in Katy Independent School District, has seen her own role change significantly during the pandemic.
March 14, 2022 | UHCL Staff
UH-Clear Lake's Office of Global Learning and Strategy offers students many study-abroad options, including a June 11-23 trip to Nairobi, Kenya. Students will visit museums, tour Nakuru National Park, which boasts the largest population of flamingos in the world, and visit key archaeological sites.