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The Urban Education Department offers preparation for both undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students seeking EC-6 generalist, EC-6 bilingual generalist, 4-8 generalist or secondary certification. The professional development sequence of classes include field-based courses that are in selected public schools in several Houston metropolitan districts.
Many educators feel that one of the greatest sources of urban education inequality is the disproportionate exposure of poor and minority students - those students who attend inner city schools - to less trained and experienced teachers.
To address this issue, UHD and Houston's area school districts enthusiastically accepted the challenge to develop a proficiency-driven, field-based teacher-training program specifically designed to help all students achieve academic success.
The UHD Urban Education Department also offers Professional Development Classes that include field-based courses in several Houston metropolitan district public schools.
UHD Department of Urban Education program graduates possess the following skill sets, which potential employers consider highly desirable:
For issues or complaints about this educator preparation program, visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5032, or mail to Correspondence Management, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress, Austin, TX 78701.
Last updated or reviewed on 8/29/14