James Laney, who chaired the selection panel for the award, praised UH’s commitment to high-impact teacher preparation.
“The award focuses on a really quality program with rigor and evidence of effectiveness, but we’re also looking for heart. The University of Houston had all of those things,” said Laney, a professor and chair of the Teacher Education and Administration department at the University of North Texas.
The other finalists for the 2018 award were University of Florida and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The award was announced at the Association of Teacher Educators conference in Las Vegas.
UH, which also won the award in 2007, has continued to refine its teacher-preparation program.