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University of Houston

The award-winning teacher education program at the University of Houston College of Education prepares students to succeed in diverse classrooms. All students participate in a yearlong student-teaching residency, providing real-world experience to set them apart from their peers. Student teachers receive coaching and support from UH faculty coordinators as well as a mentor teacher, setting them up for success in their own classrooms. Our students also have high passing rates on state certification exams. In addition, an annual job fair helps graduating students network with dozens of school districts, and school leaders regularly reach out to recruit our graduates. Of note: First-year teachers in the Houston area can earn $60,000 a year in most large districts. We welcome aspiring teachers to apply to the University of Houston!

Undergraduate Initial Certification Programs

  • EC-6 Generalist
  • EC-6 Bilingual Generalist
  • EC-6 Generalist + SPED and ESL Supplemental
  • EC-12 Special Education
  • 4-8 Math
  • 4-8 Science
  • 4-8 Social Studies
  • 4-8 English
  • 7-12 English
  • 7-12 History
  • 7-12 Social Studies

University Program Contacts:

Department Chair & Clinical Full Professor and M.Ed. Social Studies/Social Education Specialization Lead

Clinical Full Professor & Director of Teacher Education

Clinical Professor & Associate Chair, Teacher Education Program & Charles Butt Scholarship Program Lead

Scholarship information


Years as a partner program


Scholarships awarded


Current Scholars


Scholar Alumni

Current Scholars

Alexis Aryal
Juan Barrera
Jennifer Benavides
Angelina Castillo
Evelyn Chien
Viviana Gutierrez
Daniela Hidalgo
Thanh Thao Le
Donna Nguyen
Maria Pizano

Aaliyah Shelton
Maritza Silva
Ezekial Singleton
Aniya Smith Kennedy
Rosy Solis
Merari Soto
Angie Torres
Brittany Valero
Avery Ybarra

Scholar Alumni

Angel Anchondo
Janeth Barcenas
Etta Brown
Benjamin Calderon
Sadie Chamberlain
Denise Chavez-Mora
Karina Concepcion
Liliana Cruz
Tia Davis
Marie Douge
Kai Esquerra
Karina Estrada
Vanessa Flores
Ashley Fung
Aurora Goodrum Gundy
Lilia Hernandez
Ayania Hicks
Caroline Hill
Jacqueline Hoang
Maria Holland
Celester Horton
Esther Lacayo
Orlandria Lawson
Andiez Le
Fernanda Marrero
Angela Martinez
Alejandrina Martinez

Jacqueline Martinez
Nancy Morfin
Ashlee Nabors
Alessandra Napieralski
McKayla Nguyen
Minh Nguyen
Danielle Nguyen
Christine Oakes
Daracristhin Pereira Romero
Baohan Phi
Erica Pidatella
Megan Proulx
Alyssa Ramirez
Kenia Reyes
Christian Rhodes
Mayte Rodriguez
Cristina Romo
Fatima Rosales
Andy Salinas
Brenda Sanchez
Alexa Santos Coy
Trinh Tao Pham
Hannah Tso
Cynthia Vaca
Daisy Vaquera
Katelynn Watson
Henry Weeden

Leadership: Charles Butt Scholarship, Stories of Impact

Developing the next generation of teachers and leaders

An aspiring teacher in her first year of college unexpectedly finds a mentor when she reconnects with her own elementary school principal.

A principal and a young lady who is a former student and now an aspiring teacher stand outside the front of Martin Elementary School.

Are you a current Scholar or Scholar Alumni?

We invite you to join two online communities created just for you: CBF Connect – our new networking platform – and our private Charles Butt Scholars Instagram account.

Charles Butt Foundation Contact:

Headshot of Christina Dunigan, Program Director for Charles Butt Scholarship

Christina Dunigan

Program Director – Charles Butt Scholarship