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Fred LittonHello and welcome to the internet home page of the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development at the University of Houston- Victoria. From our beginnings in 1973 this School has a long and rich tradition in the preparation of education professionals and human service personnel.

The School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The undergraduate degree is for those seeking elementary, middle and secondary teaching careers or a career in health studies as a public health educator. An alternate certification is available for those who have a degree in other than education. The undergraduate degree in Nursing is an RN to BSN.

In addition we offer graduate studies in Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy Studies, Educational Technology, Elementary Mathematics Education, Elementary Science Education and Secondary Education), Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism and Education Diagnostician), Educational Administration (Educational Leadership and Administration & Supervision), Counselor Education (Professional School Counseling, Community/Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Student Affairs & College Counseling) and Adult and Higher Education (Higher Education, Adult Education and a certificate in Professional Coaching).

Specific graduate degrees can lead to Professional TExES certifications in the following areas, Educational Diagnostician, Master Mathematics Teacher, Reading Specialist, Master Reading Teacher, School Principal, School Superintendent and School Counselor. Our graduate level programs in Counseling can also lead to certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

We hope that you will explore all the facets of the many programs offered in our school. As you review information about our programs, we believe that you will find evidence of a commitment to a caring environment for our students and an emphasis on quality education that fully prepares our graduates for their chosen professions. Students can expect engaging and challenging instruction from experienced faculty scholars.

We welcome inquiries into our degree programs, research interests, and community partnerships. Please send questions and feedback about the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development at UHV to and our faculty and staff will respond promptly.

Once again, welcome to the electronic home of the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development. We hope to see you soon.

Freddie W Litton Name


The mission of the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development is to contribute to the total educational experience of students enrolled at the University of Houston-Victoria. In teaching, research, and service the school's faculty is committed to preparing qualified professionals for varied educational roles, teaching, counseling, and administration. The School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development promotes an educational system responsive to the challenges of a modern society.


In order to achieve the mission of the School of Education, Health Professions, and Human Development, the faculty is committed to the following goals:

  • Encouragement of ethical practice
  • Meaningful faculty-student interactions
  • Promotion of learning as a life-long process
  • Achievement of student and faculty academic excellence
  • Appreciation of student diversity and a multicultural society
  • Support of a practical foundation through extensive field experiences
  • Creation of an educational environment that supports critical thinking
  • Innovative instruction and an understanding of the use of technology in learning

Initial undergraduate preparation of prospective elementary teachers is provided through the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Graduate preparation of teachers, professional certification programs and preparation for specialized service in education are provided through the Master of Education degree programs. Initial preparation for prospective secondary teachers is available through courses supplementing Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from the School of Arts and Sciences and the Bachelor of Business Administration in the School of Business Administration. Appropriate certification sequences are also available for persons who have earned degrees in academic fields offered in the public school curriculum. Although there is a growing emphasis on laboratory and clinical approaches and on directed field experiences, an appropriate balance between professional and academic emphasis is sought in all programs.

One of the prime objectives of the school is to acquaint its students with various cultural subgroups that characterize the school's area of influence. The prospective student should consequently anticipate the opportunity to work with learners in a wide variety of educational settings.

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