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University of Houston-Downtown is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award masters and baccalaureate degrees.
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Department of Urban Education
1002 Commerce St.
Commerce Building Suite 440
Houston, TX 77002-1014
Phone: (713) 222-5349
Fax: (713) 223-7446
Viola M. Garcia, Ed.D.
Chair & Professor
Phone: (713) 221-8165
Sue Mahoney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Assistant Chair
Phone: (713) 221-2719
About The Department of Urban Education
Welcome to The University of Houston-Downtown’s Department of Urban Education. UHD’s teacher education program is a state approved Center for Professional Development and Technology (UHD-CPDT). The center trains new elementary, secondary and bilingual teachers, and also provides staff development and technology support for public schools. The mission of the UHD-CPDT is to prepare future teachers for the urban classroom who will enhance the chances of academic success for at-risk children and adolescents in inner-city schools.
The goals of the UHD-CPDT are to prepare urban teachers who will:
For issues or complaints about this educator preparation program, email 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 2/18/14