University of Houston-Clear Lake College of Education Dean Mark D. Shermis received a check from Frost Bank Vice President of Community Development Trisha Bradley for scholarships for the university’s Success Through Education Programs, or STEP.

A collaboration between UH-Clear Lake, five area school districts and four community colleges, STEP is designed to create opportunities for students to explore teaching as a profession and to prepare them to become certified teachers.

The Frost Bank scholarships are in keeping with the corporation’s tradition of supporting the educational needs of students in the local community. “We realize that a vibrant quality of life benefits all of us and believe in becoming an integral part of the communities we serve,” said Bradley.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake’s College of Education is an accredited teacher preparation program offering course work and field experiences toward more than 70 different degree or certification programs, including two doctoral degree programs, eight master’s degree programs, six professional certificates and the teacher certification program, certifying in more than 15 specializations and teaching fields. The School of Education was named a winner of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. UHCL was also selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its commitment to the communityIts students and faculty have been recognized for excellence and exemplary practices by the Quest for Quality Teacher Preparation in Texas project.  For more information about the School of Education, visit

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