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The UHD College of Public Service offers students undergraduate and graduate degrees through its Urban Education and Criminal Justice departments.

Other educational experiences include:

  • Master of Security Management for Executives program administered via the College of Public Service. Note: After September 1, 2014, the UHD College of Business will administer the Master of Security Management for Executives program. Click here for more information.
  • Criminal Justice Traning Center (educational experience outside traditional academic curriculum) Click here for more information.
  • Alternative Certification Click here for more information.

Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Criminal Justice. Associated course work prepares students to enter the workforce with a basic understanding of the criminal justice System, and strong communication and analytical skills. A bachelor of science in criminal justice will acquaint students with fundamentals of criminal justice and criminology. Click here for more information.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

A UHD BAAS in Criminal Justice program provides a seamless transfer from community colleges for AAS graduates. Most AAS students are practitioners with established careers in criminal justice agencies looking to advance with degrees in higher education. This degree plan minimizes the number of lost credit hours from other types of degree programs. Click here for more information.

Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion Program

UHD College of Public Service also offers an online bachelor's degree completion program in Criminal Justice for those individuals interested in completing their degree in Criminal Justice in a non-traditional manner. UHD's online program offers the benefit of a traditional degree with the ease and flexibility of online learning. Click here for more information.

Bachelor of Social Work

Social Work is an applied field that offers a scientifically grounded, value-based approach to human services. Work locations may include schools, hospitals, mental health and juvenile justice facilities. Job tasks can encompass areas of case management, client advocacy and counseling. Social workers make a difference in the lives of diverse populations and communities on global scale. Click here for more information.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice curriculum assists students in development of skills in criminal justice planning, implementation and evaluation to ensure that management and administration of the criminal justice system is effective, efficient, and responsive to community needs. This program allows students to obtain degree with the ease and flexibility of online learning. Click here for more information.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice curriculum helps students develop necessary skills in criminal justice planning, implementation and evaluation to ensure that management and administration of the criminal justice system is effective, efficient and responsive to community needs of the community. Obtaining a Master of Science in Criminal Justice allows an individual to apply for higher positions within an organization. Click here for more information.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) course consists of approximately 1300 multiple-choice questions, given in five specific blocks:

  • Block one: Texas Transportation Code
  • Block two: Texas Penal Code
  • Block three: Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Blocks four and five: General Review.

Upon completion, students compare answers with an answer key located at the Commerce Building, C-112. Students receive preparatory training for certification as a basic peace officer. Click here for more information.

Urban Education

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Professional Development Sequence)

A UHD Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Students (Professional Development Sequence) addresses well-documented problems of urban education. Many educators feel that one of the greatest sources of educational inequality is the disproportionate exposure of poor and minority students - those students who attend inner-city schools - to less trained and experienced teachers. This individualized program allows students to pursue diverse interests and obtain a Texas teacher certification. Click here for more information.

  • 4th - 8th Grade Generalist
  • Early Childhood - 6th Grade Bilingual Generalist
  • Early Childhood - 6th Grade Elementary Generalist

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Our Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification program is composed of three phases:

  • Pre-internship candidacy
  • Securing employment
  • One-year public school internship

The pre-internship candidacy includes university course work that requires fieldwork in schools six hours per week. Program participants must secure their own internship teaching position. During the internship year, the intern is a teacher of record, takes a minimum of one university course, attends university seminars, and prepares and takes the appropriate TExES exams. This program allows students to pursue diverse interests and obtain a Texas teacher certification. Click here for more information.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The UHD Masters of Arts in Teaching program allows existing teachers to advance their expertise and to prepare future educators to teach in urban classrooms. An emphasis on urban teaching makes this graduate degree unique. This program helps classroom teachers advance their classroom education skills. Click here for more information.

  • MAT Curriculum & Instruction
  • EC-6 Generalist Certification
  • 4-8 Generalist Certification
  • Secondary Education Certification

Register today! We look forward to working with you to tailor your academic program to your career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program advisor.

For more information in applying at UHD, visit the UHD Admission page.

Last updated or reviewed on 8/11/14

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