UHV students share education concepts at conference

Eliza Dodds of Victoria, left, shows Shiner resident Katelynn Leist, middle, and Emily Cantu of Corpus Christi how to create a visual aid Saturday as part of a math and science lesson presentation during the Victoria Crossroad Council for Mathematics/Science Educators Conference hosted by the UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development. All three of the women are UHV students and pre-service teachers. Dodds is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in early childhood to sixth-grade education, and Leist and Cantu are earning their BSIS degrees in fourth-grade to eighth-grade education. The event was attended by 85 educators and students, and offered 44 different presentations by UHV pre-service teachers, who will graduate in 2019.

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.