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College of Education Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-010
These records contain 6 boxes relating to the College of Education at the University of Houston. A significant portion of this material was given to the archives from the university Print Plant. Materials include course information, workshop flyers, research papers, instructional materials, event flyers, correspondence, certificates, newsletters, teaching programs. Included in this collection is a Publications series that includes faculty studies, and administrative reports. This collection is arranged chronologically and alphabetically as necessary. Materials range in date from the 1940’s to 2009.

Dates

  • 1940-2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use

The material in this collection is in the public domain.

Extent

2.0 Linear Feet

Historical Information

The College of Education was established in 1942. During WWII, the college had a vital wartime assignment recruiting and retraining teachers to take the places of the hundreds who left the profession for high-paying jobs in the war industry or for the armed services. Former teachers, particularly women, were urged to seek recertification, primarily through a unique Education Workshop. [1] In 1945, the School of Education was expanded to offer the degree of Doctor in Education. [2]

Farish Hall, dedicated in 1975, is the current location of the College of Education. A large endowment from Mrs. Stephen Power Farish was given to name the College of Education Building for her husband, a former UH regent. [3]

he College of Education works to shape and staff educational systems that are responsive to our rapidly changing society. The college prepares teachers, counselors, psychologists, school and higher education administrators and professionals for a variety of educational settings, including work in social agencies, medical facilities, businesses, and government posts. The college offers students both a broad range of innovative programs and the opportunity to learn about recent developments in educational practice and thought. The university's urban setting also offers students the opportunity to work with learners in a variety of settings.

The College of Education is home to four academic departments - Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies, Educational Psychology, and Health and Human Performance - and several centers and institutes.

Refernces:

[1] Patrick J. Nicholson, In Time: An Anecdotal History of the First Fifty Years of the University of Houston (Houston, TX: Pacesetter Press, 1977), 219-220.

[2] Patrick J. Nicholson, In Time: An Anecdotal History of the First Fifty Years of the University of Houston (Houston, TX: Pacesetter Press, 1977), 267.

[3] Patrick J. Nicholson, In Time: An Anecdotal History of the First Fifty Years of the University of Houston (Houston, TX: Pacesetter Press, 1977), 458.

[4] About, available from www.coe.uh.edu. 12 August 2009.
Title
Guide to the College of Education Records
Author
Stephanie Malone, Meghan McCain, Toshia Miracle, Mikaela Selley, and Bobby Marlin
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA
713-743-9750