The University of Houston-Victoria has once again recorded one of the best pass rates in the state on exams students take to become certified educators in
The Texas Education Agency recently notified the UHV Education & Human Development that its students averaged a passing rate of 90 percent on the Texas
Examination of Educator Standards. The 90 percent pass rate places UHV in the top 30 percent of the 155 education programs in Texas.
“We are excited that we have such a high percentage of students passing,” said Fred Litton, dean of the UHV School of Education & Human Development.
“It speaks to the quality of our program and the faculty who teach in the program.”
By scoring 80 percent or above overall and in all demographics tracked by the Texas Education Agency, UHV has received a rating of “Accredited” under the
Accountability System for Educator Preparation.
The most recent status was granted based on student pass rates between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31. The School of Education & Human Development had 148
future educators finish the program during that period.
The pass rates are the cumulative percentage of students who passed the exams in 17 of UHV’s 18 different education certification programs. One program did
not have any test takers during the time period. In eight of the programs, every UHV student who took the test passed it.
With so many different areas of education, Litton said the strong pass rate shows the school’s success across the board.
“We are truly a diverse and comprehensive school,” he said. “Whether our students want to teach math, special education or another subject, or want to get
involved with educational administration or counseling, they are being prepared to succeed. The exam numbers are a reflection of that.”