The graduation festivities at Lone Star College-Kingwood this year included a new group of students, education majors. The first education degree graduates in a program that is quickly expanding. Most of these new graduates will not be leaving the Lone Star College-Kingwood campus as they can continue to stay in Kingwood and finish their course of study to become teachers through the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD).
Students completing their associate's degree in teaching at Lone Star College-Kingwood now have another option when choosing to further their education as Lone Star College-Kingwood recently signed an articulation agreement with UHD making the transition between the two institutions seamless.
The articulation agreement will streamline the process for students who begin their course of study at Lone Star College-Kingwood in the Associate of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood through Fourth Grade Generalist to be a dual-enrollment student or transfer to UHD to complete their bachelor's degrees.
UHD in collaboration with Lone Star College-Kingwood is offering an information session in which students can be advised, counseled and register for UHD and Lone Star College-Kingwood classes on August 6 from 5-7 p.m. in CLA 114 (Teaching Theatre).
UHD's Department of Urban Education is known as an innovator in developing proficiency-driven, field-based teachers and this agreement will help increase the number of quality teachers the Houston area is producing in the wake of a national teacher shortage.
Penny Westerfeld, associate vice chancellor, The University Center, remarked on the school's rapport as a key component in making this articulation agreement happen.
"The relationship that UHD has with the Lone Star College System (Lone Star College System) has been longstanding," Westerfeld said. "They have long been a star at the University Center and I am pleased to see those same opportunities being extended to other campuses within the District."
For more information about the associate of arts in teaching degree at Lone Star College-Kingwood contact education majors coordinator and assistant professor of education and psychology, Noel Bezette at 281-312-1733 or visit kingwood.lonestar.edu/goto/beateacher.
Choose from daytime, evening, weekend or online classes at our main campus or EMCID Center or credit evening classes at Atascocita or Cleveland High Schools. Lone Star College-Kingwood has a full lineup of exciting courses ready when you are. Whether your future includes training for a new career, updating job skills or transferring to a four-year university, we can help guide you on the road to success.
Register now for best course selection. Fall credit registration continues through Saturday, Aug. 25 with classes beginning Aug. 27. For more information on Lone Star College-Kingwood, visit kingwood.lonestar.edu or call 281-312-1600.
The Lone Star College System is among the largest and fastest growing community college districts in Texas. It comprises Lone Star College-North Harris, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Lone Star College–Tomball, Lone Star College–Montgomery, Lone Star College–CyFair, six satellite centers and The University Center. For more information about Lone Star College System and its programs, visit www.lonestar.edu or call 832-813-6500.