UHV Educator Preparation Program Receives “Accredited” Rating

The University of Houston-Victoria’s School of Education and Human Development has received an “ACCREDITED” rating from the Texas Eudcation Agency’s State Board for Educator Certification. Under the authority of the Texas Education Code, the rating is issued to the university’s educator preparation programs for the period of September 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006.


“We are pleased to receive such positive recognition for our educator certification programs,” said Dr. John Stansell, Dean for the School of Education and Human Development at UHV. “Such endorsement represents the quality of instruction offered at the university.”


According to the Texas Education Agency, accreditation ratings are based on performance standards and are issued annually to each educator preparation program in Texas. The standards represent successful performance by a program’s candidates on the examinations required for certification as an educator.


UHV President Dr. Tim Hudson commented, “This rating not only reinforces the quality instruction and academic programs offered at UHV, but specifically demonstrates the knowledge and expertise of our School of Education graduates. Individuals graduating from our educator preparation programs are graduating well-prepared.”


The academic rating announcement follows a recent $3 million grant awarded to UHV in partnership with the American Productivity and Quality Center for the development of a school leadership pilot program. Aimed to assist principals in under-performing schools, the program will provide business and management training to school administrators.


“On behalf of the state board, as well as the citizens and students of Texas, I congratulate UHV on the success of its educator programs,” said Dr. Karen L. Loonam, Director of Educator Standards. “Thank you for the contributions of your program in preparing the future educators of Texas.”

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.