Education Professions

Education Center of Excellence

The Education Center of Excellence (COE) endeavors to offer education programs aimed to meet the state of Texas teaching shortage as well as provide academic programming leading to the successful attainment of skills preparing students for successful transfer or transition to the workplace. The education program provides students with an opportunity to pursue a certificate or associate degree pathway that will lead to a chosen education career.

Through the Education COE dual credit program, we provide the opportunity for high school students, to earn college credit and high school credit simultaneously. The earned credit will allow students to transfer to HCC’s Education Center of Excellence to complete their associate degree. Then students can transfer to any of our partner institutions: University of Houston Main, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake, University of Houston-Victoria, Lamar University, Prairie View A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Southern University, University of St. Thomas, Houston Baptist University, Saint Thomas University, and Texas Tech University.

Education Professions Programs

Saran Winters, M.Ed

Chair, Department of Education
Professor, Teacher Education/Child Development

Office D105, 3214 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77004