Why Education?


Why Education?

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela

University of Houston’s College of Education provides an urban setting which encourages students to value diversity, while meeting the needs of increasingly diverse classrooms.

Education majors study how adults and children learn, how best to communicate with them at different points during their development, and how best to teach them.

Courses often cover topics such as educational psychology, human growth and development, school health and safety issues, and classroom management.

A degree in Education will help develop a student’s natural talents into skills that every teacher needs, such as how to design and teach inspiring lessons, and helping students succeed no matter what their age, background, or learning style may be.

“Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself”—John Dewey

What are the different paths I can pursue in


Primary Education (K-8th Grade)

A) Early Childhood Generalist (6th) a) Bilingual

B) English, Language Arts, Reading 4th-8th

C) Mathematics 4th-8th

D) Social Studies & History 4th-8th

E) Science 4th-8th

Secondary Education (8th-12th)

A) Major in the subject you wish to teach

B) Minor in Education

Art, Music, Foreign Language, or Theatre (K-12th)

A) Major in the subject you wish to teach

B) Minor in Education

Special Education (K-12th)


Schools Want!










Instructional Skills



“I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” —John Steinbeck

Teachers with

10 or fewer

years of experience now constitute over

52 percent

of the United States teaching force.

91 percent

of teachers agree that “

successful completion of a teacher preparation program

” and “

evaluation by an administrator that includes direct classroom observation

” would be good measurements to use in determining teacher qualification.

Students who have highly effective teachers three years in a row score as much as

50 percentile points higher

on achievement tests than those who have infective teachers for three years in a row

Organizations that Hire Education Majors

Organizations in the Greater Houston Area

Aldine ISD

Alvin ISD

Alexander-Smith Academy

Annunciation Orthodox School

Ascende Employee Benefits

Ascension Episcopal School

Awty International School

Babers Hill ISD

Banff School

Baylor College of Medicine

Baytom Christian Academy

Beth Yeshurn Day School

The Briarwood School

British School of Houston

Channelview ISD

The Children’s Museum

Cinco Ranch Montessori

Clay Road Baptist School

Concordia Lutheran High School

Clear Creek ISD

Cleveland ISD

Conroe ISD

Crosby ISD

Cypress Christian School

Cypress Fairbanks ISD

Deer Park ISD

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred


Episcopal Children’s School

Episcopal High School

Faith Christian Academy

Faith Lutheran School

Faith West Academy

The Fay School

First Baptist Academy

First Baptist Christian Academy

Fort Bent Baptist Academy

Fort Bend ISD

Friendswood ISD

Galena Park ISD

Grace School

Harris County

Holy Spirit Episcopal M.S.

Houston Community College

Houston ISD

Houston Christian High School

John Cooper School

John Paul II Catholic School

Huffman ISD

Humble ISD

Katy ISD

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

The Kinkaid School

Klein ISD

La Porte ISD

Lone Star College System

Lamar Consolidated ISD

Legacy Christian Academy

Liberty ISD

Living Waters Christian School

Lutheran High School North

Lutheran South Academy

The Monarch School

Memorial Lutheran School

Museum of Health

New Caney ISD

Northeast Christina Academy

Northland Christian School

Pasadena ISD

Pearland ISD

Pilgrim Lutheran School

Pine Drive Christina

Presbyterian School

Post Oak School

Regis School of the Sacred Heart

River Oaks Academy

River Oaks Baptist School

San Jacinto Christian Academy

Second Baptist School

Sheldon ISD

Spring ISD

Spring Branch ISD

St. Francis Episcopal Day School

St. Johns School

St. Laurence Catholic School

St. Mark School

St. Nicholas School

St. Pius X School

St. Rosa of Lima Catholic School

St. Stephens Episcopal School

St. Thomas High School

Strake Jesuit College Prep

Stafford Municipal ISD

The Tenny School

Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Christian School

Tomball ISD

University of Houston System

UT Health Science Center

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

VA Medical Hospital

The Village School

West Oaks Private School

The Westview School

The Woodlands Christian

Yorkshire Academy .

Organizations in Texas

Angelton ISD

Austin ISD

Brazosport ISD

Brenham ISD

Bryan ISD

Columbia-Brazoria ISD

Damon ISD

Danbury ISD

DeSoto ISD

Galveston ISD

Galveston O’Connel

Goose Creek CISD


Hempstead ISD

Hitchcock ISD

Huntsville ISD

La Marque ISD

Livingston ISD

Magnolia ISD

Montgomery ISD

Moody ISD

Needville ISD

New Waverly ISD

Round Rock ISD

Saint Joseph Academy

Western Rim

Royal ISD

Sealy ISD

Splendora ISD

Sweeny ISD

Texas City ISD

Texas School Research Group

Waller ISD

Wharton ISD

Willis ISD

Windham ISD

Wylie ISD

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National & International


American Red Cross

Bossier Parish Schools

Boys & Girls Club

CIEE Teach Abroad Program

Fulbright Program

Institute of Education Sciences

Jesuit Volunteer Corps

Jet Programme

Language Corps

Louisiana Tech University

North Georgia College

Peace Corps

Teach for America

US Department of Education

US Department of State

Velocity Sports Performance