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 29, 2022 | UHCL Staff
Public art has a unique function in the community. It's free, it boosts the aesthetics of any location, and it’s open to anyone who happens to pass by. UHCL's newest mural was created last week by 15 young artists from area high schools participating in the Art School for Children's summer program.
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 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 03, 2022 | UHCL Staff
For Goretti Rerri, studying special education is more than just her profession — it is her life’s calling. After beginning her professional career in the corporate business world in Nigeria and even attaining an MBA there, her own child’s diagnosis of autism made her re-evaluate her career path.
December 06, 2021 | UHCL Staff
University of Houston-Clear Lake is among just eight Texas universities offering a degree aimed specifically at teacher candidates interested in focusing on early childhood years. The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education Pre-K-3 will be offered in fall 2022.
October 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff
University of Houston-Clear Lake Art School for Children and Young Adults and the Houston Arts Partners (HAP) will present a conference on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. where educators can receive continuing education credits and children can receive complimentary instruction in a variety of art projects.
September 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff
A group of six University of Houston-Clear Lake art education students, many of Hispanic descent, combined their talents to create a larger-than-life mural of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The mural will be on display Sept. 29-Oct. 15.