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University of Houston


The University of Houston is ranked among the nation’s best colleges according to The Princeton Review. We’re a Tier One public research institution in one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse cities. We offer top-notch academics and athletics. We believe education is a public good and are committed to making college affordable for students through tuition waivers, financial aid, scholarships and more. We measure success not only in the classroom but in our service to the community. The award-winning UH College of Education offers an undergraduate and a graduate program for aspiring teachers. The College has strong partnerships with dozens of local urban and suburban school districts, giving students an opportunity to gain real-world experience and make connections for jobs. The UH network of more than 264,000 alumni is powerful!

  • College or University
  • Houston, TX

Institution Links

  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Online Application
Adrene Henninger

I am thankful for an amazing education program that has given me support and has prepared me to do what I am passionate about, and that is making a change in a student’s life.

Adrene Henninger

University of Houston


Bachelor’s & certification

University of Houston Teacher Preparation Program

  • 48 months

    Program Duration

  • Hybrid

    Program Format

  • Pre-Test Required


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Program Info

The University of Houston College of Education offers an award-winning program for aspiring teachers. Our students graduate well-prepared to meet the needs of diverse learners. Put simply, our graduates enter the classroom ready to teach on day one. They gain experience and confidence thanks to a year-long student-teaching internship, where they train under supportive mentor teachers at a local public school. UH faculty also serve as coaches, offering tools for success as well as encouragement. The teacher certification process is embedded in our program, so students don’t have to worry. An overwhelming majority of our students pass the Texas teaching certification exam. And 100 percent of our graduates recently reported being well or sufficiently prepared for the job in their first year, according to a survey from the Texas Education Agency. Principals know that students who graduate from the University of Houston have the training and tools to succeed. Our graduates are known to win “teacher of the year” awards at their schools, and they’re part of a large alumni network of UH Cougars dedicated to serving the community.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • Deadlines

    Program Start

  • May 01, 2024

  • Jun. 01, 2024

  • Jun. 26, 2024

  • Nov. 15, 2024

  • Dec. 12, 2024


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Application Fee & Annual Tuition

Learn how to get$100 Back
and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $10,491

    In State Tuition

  • $25,491

    Out of State Tuition

  • $75

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at University of Houston have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with University of Houston to see if you can, too!



Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

The UH College of Education offers numerous scholarships for students. The application deadline is typically in late February. Learn more at http://www.uh.edu/education/student-services/fin_aid_scholarships/. 

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office


Art (Pre-K-12)
Core Subjects (Pre-K-6)
Core Subjects / Bilingual Education Supplemental (Pre-K-6)
Core Subjects / English as a Second Language Supplemental (Pre-K-6)
Core Subjects / Special Education Supplemental (Pre-K-6)
Dance (Pre-K-12)
English Language Arts and Reading (4-8)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
History (7-12)
Mathematics (4-8)
Music (Pre-K-12)
Science (4-8)
Social Studies (4-8)
Spanish (Pre-K-12)
Theatre (Pre-K-12)

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