Education is one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available today.
You can be part of this career through a program for southeast Houston area
students called Pathway to Teaching.
What is Pathway to Teaching?
The Pathway to Teaching program is an effort to bring bright, dedicated students
into the world of teaching and into area public schools through a collaboration
of Austin High School; Houston Community College-Southeast Eastside Campus, and
the University of Houston-Clear Lake. These three Gulf Coast institutions
are working together to provide a step-by-step program of community college
preparation, university graduation, and school district experience to train
future teachers for careers in education in the southeast Houston area.
What courses will I take?
Coursework at HCC-SE Eastside will include a comprehensive
general education curriculum. HCC-SE Eastside offers a variety of classes,
both day and evening, to fit your schedule. After completing the necessary
coursework at HCC-SE Eastside, you will transfer a minimum of 54 semester hours
of lower level course work to UH-Clear Lake. It is highly recommended that
students take the TASP test at
HCC-SE Eastside in preparation for the Teacher Education Program at UHCL.
While at UHCL; you will continue to take courses at the junior and senior level
to complete your education course work and earn your undergraduate degree.
UHCL is located near NASA's Johnson's Space Center, about 15 miles south of
downtown Houston. The faculty and staff offer support and personal
attention, and the campus provides a friendly, caring, and safe environment.
What about the teaching experience?
While students attend college at both campuses, Houston
Independent School District will provide HCC-SE Eastside students with
opportunities for employment and experiential learning. Internships and
field experiences will be available in the HCC-SE area for interested students.
HISD is always looking for qualified, dedicated teachers, and your involvement
in this program can be the first step in finding a teaching job in the Houston
What else does Pathway to Teaching offer?
As a student in the Pathway to Teaching program, you will be
provided with a variety of special services, including advising assistance, the
mentor program, employment opportunities, career counseling, scholarship
opportunities, and other programs to make your journey to becoming a teacher a
positive, rewarding, and successful experience.
As new programs are developed, services for Pathway to Teaching students will
continue to grow. We at Austin High School, Houston Community
College-Southeast Eastside Campus, the University of Houston Clear Lake are
committed to providing southwest Houston-area students with every opportunity to
make the dream of becoming a teacher a reality.
For more information contact:
Austin High School for Teaching Professions
Mrs. Koch: (713) 924-1608
Houston Community College-Southeast
Counseling Center (713) 718-7219
University of Houston-Clear Lake School of
Information taken from Pathway to Teaching brochure