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College of Education & Health Professions

About Us

Grow at UHV

For over 50 years, the COEHP has been integral to the University of Houston-Victoria, molding the future of education and healthcare. Established in 1973, we've evolved from a small teaching center to a dynamic college offering diverse programs tailored to workforce demands. From teacher training to nursing and counseling, we continuously adapt and innovate, ensuring our graduates thrive in their respective fields.

Meet the Dean

Rachel Martinez

At the College of Education & Health Professions, we don't just hand out diplomas – we cultivate graduates.  It's more than a mission statement, it's the core of our philosophy.  Our dedicated faculty and staff truly believe in nurturing the potential of each student.  That's why witnessing their growth, their achievements, and the positive impact they make on the world is our greatest reward. We go beyond education – we empower our students to become leaders and agents of change.  It's all about 'GROWING GRADUATES' – a motto that embodies our commitment to your success!


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Rachel's Education

Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions

Ed.D. Special Education from Texas Tech University, 2000

M.ED. Special Education/Orientation and Mobility from Texas Tech University, 1996

B.A.Ed. Generic Special Education from University of Texas at San Antonio, 1993


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We offer opportunities

Let us prepare you for a successful career

  • Health and Human Performance
  • Teacher Preparation, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership, Adult and Higher Education, and Special Education
  • Nursing

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