Published on: March 26, 2007Students completing their associate’s degree in teaching at Lone Star College-Kingwood now have another option when choosing to further their education. Lone Star College-Kingwood and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) recently signed an articulation agreement 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 transfer to UHD to complete their bachelor’s degrees.
”We are excited to foster such a partnership with a 4-year institution such as UHD and to bring this important transfer opportunity to our students,” said Dr. Linda Stegall, president of Lone Star College-Kingwood. “Faculty and staff at both educational institutions have worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition.”
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 Westerfield, 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,” Westerfield 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.”
Signing the articulation agreement were Penny Westerfield, associate vice chancellor, The University Center; Dr. Linda Stegall, president, Lone Star College-Kingwood; and Dr. Elizabeth Chapman, dean of business, technology and social science, Lone Star College-Kingwood. Dr. Max Castillo, president, signed for UHD.
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.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at kingwood.lonestar.edu.
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.