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UHCL prof to represent higher ed on Texas Early Learning Council

March 11, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL prof to represent higher ed on Texas Early Learning Council

The Texas Early Learning Council named University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Rebecca Huss-Keeler to be a council representative for the early childhood educators of Texas.

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

February 25, 2019 | Katherine Adams

College of Education profs collaborate on research exploring issues facing novice teachers

Four College of Education professors at University of Houston-Clear Lake have collaboratively published a book intended to resonate with educators or others involved in teacher preparation programs. The book, entitled “Facing Challenges and Complexities in Retention of Novice Teachers,” by Professors Denise McDonald, Michele Kahn, Leslie Gauna and Kent Divoll, is a research book investigating new teachers’ challenges and concerns in the Houston area, and illustrating the main factors that impact their decisions to remain in the teaching profession or leave.

Endowment for teachers in training is key to their success

February 20, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Endowment for teachers in training is key to their success

With both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Houston-Clear Lake, Denise Navarro, founder and CEO of NASA contractor Logical Innovations Inc., knows the power of a great education and understands that without support, many students can’t achieve their full potential.

First-time-muralist leaves permanent mark on Houston museum's walls

January 29, 2019 | Katherine Adams

First-time-muralist leaves permanent mark on Houston museum's walls

When Jessica Padilla took a museum studies course last summer at University of Houston-Clear Lake, she didn’t think that a class field trip to the Houston Maritime Museum would end with an opportunity for her to leave a permanent mark – or, mural – on the museum’s wall.

UHCL, UTMB to co-host conference spotlighting innovations in STEM

January 21, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL, UTMB to co-host conference spotlighting innovations in STEM

University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Texas Medical Branch will co-host the annual Greater Houston Area STEM Conference to be held March 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

Principal as Instructional Leader certification prepares administrators-to-be for excellence

January 17, 2019 | Katherine Adams

Principal as Instructional Leader certification prepares administrators-to-be for excellence

In order to better address the evolving needs of Texas’ schools and communities, the State Board for Educator Certification adopted new standards in 2016 for rising principals wishing to become certified. In November 2018, University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education’s Principal as Instructional Leader certification was approved by the Texas Education Agency, and now, says Associate Professor of Educational Leadership John Decman, students leave the university with Advancing Educational Leadership certificate and the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System certification and are ready to perform on Day One.

UHCL, Freeman Library partner to foster reading and writing skills in small children

January 08, 2019 | Katherine Adams

UHCL, Freeman Library partner to foster reading and writing skills in small children

Educators are always looking for new, creative ways to help small children become comfortable with reading and writing. For Elaine Hendrix, Heather Pule and Roberta Raymond, all professors in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education, facilitating a partnership with Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library so that future educators can help parents of small children fall in love with books is a step toward making that happen.

UHCL student graduates, knows special education is her true calling in life

December 13, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL student graduates, knows special education is her true calling in life

Sarah Robicheaux has known her professional calling for most of her life. As the older sister of a sibling with Down’s Syndrome, the University of Houston-Clear Lake senior knows that teaching children with special needs is where she’s meant to be.

Video: Student supporting young minds as teacher and homegrown role model through UHCL partnership

December 07, 2018 | George Mattingly II

Video: Student supporting young minds as teacher and homegrown role model through UHCL partnership

As part of University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Success Through Education Programs (STEP), Nancy Vega returned to her childhood school district, where she is supporting young students as a teacher and a homegrown role model.

UHCL hosts CCISD's future teachers in symposium

October 19, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL hosts CCISD's future teachers in symposium

University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education sponsored the first Clear Creek Independent School District Teacher Symposium for high school juniors and seniors interested in becoming Texas public school educators. The event, held Oct. 17 at UH-Clear Lake, was attended by approximately 150 students participating in Teacher Education Training in their respective high schools.

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 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.”