National Honors, New Text Reflect Scholar’s Commitment to Special Populations of Students
Dr. Matthew Fugate has long focused his energies as an educator and researcher to support twice-exceptional students (2e students) … or those learners who are characterized as gifted yet face learning or developmental challenges.
Fugate’s efforts and expertise in supporting this underrepresented population recently earned national honors and were the impetus for a new book, “Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners: Connecting Research to Practice.” Both accomplishments spotlight Fugate’s hard work and his dedication to supporting parents, educators and students.
Department Earns ‘A’ on NCTQ Report Card
The importance of elementary school teachers can’t be overstated. These educators are critical to the intellectual development of young students and serve as role models during their formative years.
Throughout the region, many PK-12 teachers are successfully helping students navigate new and dynamic curriculum in the classroom … and more recently, online ... as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Credit the University of Houston-Downtown’s Department of Urban Education (based in the College of Public Service) for effectively preparing these teachers for a changing educational landscape in the city’s schools.
UHD is First Texas University in National Initiative
Research has shown that lack of teacher diversity is often a factor in gaps in academic completion and achievement among minority students.
The University of Houston-Downtown’s Department of Urban Education (based within the College of Public Service) works to close those gaps by effectively preparing teachers to support at-risk and underserved student populations. Now, a new initiative will further support the University's efforts to prepare a more diverse teaching force that is ready to serve school districts within the region.
For decades, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) has produced classroom-ready educators through its Department of Urban Education (based in the College of Public Service). Now, a degree name change may not only recruit more aspiring educators to UHD but also support the region’s demand for qualified teachers.
August 21, 2020
Integrating Literacy Naturally
Avoiding the One-Size-Fits-All Curriculum in Early Childhood
Kim Pinkerton and Amelia Hewitt
Integrating Literacy Naturally is a guide for nurturing a love of literacy in both teachers and young children. More than a hundred children's book titles and other resources serve as springboards for cultivating that love and meeting individual literacy needs in developmentally appropriate ways.
June 04, 2020
Bound For Success: UHD Kingwood Students Awarded at State ConventionIt seemed that the COVID-19 pandemic would put a damper on the Texas State Teachers Association-Aspiring Educators’ 64th Annual State Convention for 42 UHD Kingwood students. For the Austin convention, these students were prepared — from their paid registration fees to assigned hotel roommates to team T-shirts to carpool assignments.
When School and Home Collide During COVID-19
Thanks to the Coronavirus, the convention was cancelled.
UHD’s Dr. Diane Miller Provides Insight on Home-Schooling
Rodeo Scholar Brya Curtis Following in Family’s Footsteps at UHDThe saying usually goes … “Like mother, like daughter.”In the case of the University of Houston-Downtown student Brya Curtis, the phrase could be amended to … “like mother, like sister … and like sister”...
The COVID-19 pandemic has and will forever change our lives. Everything that was once familiar, and routine is now different. Parents and guardians of school-aged children are being faced with burgeoning challenges in how to maintain their kids’ education at home.
She is clearly following in her family’s footsteps as her mother and two older sisters also attended UHD. The one difference in their academic trajectory, however, is that Brya is receiving support through a Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship (HLSR).
UHD Welcomes Urban Education Advisory Board
Teacher Preparation at UHD Bolstered through US PREP PartnershipTeachers are always in demand in Texas.
This week, the University of Houston-Downtown’s Department of Urban Education (UE) welcomed its first UE Advisory Board to campus. Comprised of more than 20 stakeholders, this board will support the preparation of future educators within the University’s College of Public Service.
UHD E-Book Library Bridging Language, Literacy Barriers
Through the efforts of the University of Houston-Downtown’s College of Public Service and the Department of Urban Education, aspiring educators receive expert preparation to support students in classrooms throughout the state’s largest school districts.
UHD Hosts Harris County Department of Education
Illustrated storybooks have long proven to be an effective tool in helping children learn to read. Authors and educators agree that the right combination of text and illustrations contribute to the development of children’s language skills. Likewise, books with meaningful, familiar content also help develop students’ reading comprehension.
College of Public Service Supports Professional Development
UHD Professors Receive NSF Grant
UHD Professor to Receive 2016 McGraw Hill Distinguished Scholar Award
University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) associate professors Jacqueline Sack from the Department of Urban Education, and Rebecca Quander from the Department of Mathematics were awarded a $49,847 grant for their.
Two Urban Education Alumni Recognized for Teaching Excellence
The Department of Urban Education and the College of Public Service are honored to announce that Bernardo E. Pohl, Jr., Ph.D., assistant professor of Urban Education, will be.
UHD Receives $10,000 Grant for Homeless Preschool Education ProgramsThe Union Pacific Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant for fiscal year 2015 in support of educational programs taught by UHD's Department of Urban Education at the House of Tiny Treasures (HTT).
The Department of Urban Education is proud to announce that two of their alumni recently have been recognized for their excellence in teaching in public schools.
Urban Education Students Show Love through Food at Big Read Event
On Thursday, February 5, 2015 UHD hosted a Big Read event at SEARCH Homeless Services for the families and children of House of Tiny Treasures pre-primary school. Funded by a grant from National Education Association, the event was a celebration centered on the healing power of food as depicted in the novel "A Lesson before Dying" by Ernest J. Gaines.