Enroll in GED and English as a second language classes throughout Harris County while gaining workforce skills.
The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Expanded Learning for Kids (CASE for Kids) is an intermediary for afterschool that leverages community resources and strengthens the capacity of the out-of-school time field.
Communication serves as both the internal and external communications center for HCDE.
Early Childhood Intervention
As of December 31, 2014, Harris County Department of Education ceased
operation of the ECI Keep Pace program. The responsibilities of
providing Early Childhood Intervention services have been transferred to
MHMRA of Harris County and Easter Seals of Greater Houston.
Educator Certification and Professional Advancement
Alternative Certification for teachers or principals prepares aspiring degreed professionals to become either teachers or principals.
Educator Professional Development
Professional development for educators is offered for multiple subject areas through The Teaching and Learning Center with veteran content area specialists. Workshops are held at HCDE or in school districts.
The Institute at HCDE provides quality, scientific-based evaluation services—including Internal Review Boards—which meet the needs of school districts and other community groups.
Foundations and Alliances
HCDE is an advocate for organizations which include the Education Foundation of Harris County, the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) through the Texas Education Agency, the Academic Decathlon and the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Educators can learn about grants collaboration or how to apply for and manage a grant with our Center for Grants Development.
HCDE Plus provides professional technical services in the area of school finance to school districts and charter schools.
Buy products ranging from online courses to curriculum resources through
our HCDE store with either a credit card or purchase order.
Head Start, a federal program, empowers preschool children ages 3-5 and their families with school readiness skills. HCDE provides services for families in northeast Harris County.