Springfield College Houston

Transforming careers and communities

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are perfect for adults who wish to transform their careers and their communities. Whether you’ve been out of school for five, 10, even 20 or more years, you’ll find that we make the transition as easy for you as possible. Beginning with weekend programs that can often be completed in 16 months, School of Professional and Continuing Studies programs are designed for adults who care about people above all else.

Program Highlights:

  • Attend classes only on weekends, typically two weekends per month
  • Finish your degree in as little as 16 months
  • Receive undergraduate credit for college-level life, school, and work experiences
  • Earn a degree from a well-respected, fully accredited private college
  • Enjoy an affordable tuition, with financial aid opportunities
  • Learn in a small class that values and reflects a diverse world
  • Take advantage of the adult-centered Academic Success Center
  • Get valuable, hands-on experience right from the start

Dolores Marikian, G'97

"A lot of people helped me in my career. Today, I'm more satisfied professionally because I see the larger picture—what more is possible, where we can be, and how I can help drive the Y to larger goals."

Dolores Marikian, G'97

Springfield College Houston Program Concentrations

Bachelor of Science in Human Services:

Master of Science in Human Services:

The Campus Guide

The Campus Guide includes essential information for students attending this campus, such as academic support services, ID cards, class cancellation information, and a resource for restaurants and hotels in the area.


I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal welcome to you as a student at Springfield College Houston.

At the Houston campus you are treated with respect for your life, work, family, and community and life experiences. The sharing of these experiences with your fellow students and faculty increases total awareness and critical thinking, which is the key to our program’s success. Open, ongoing, and authentic dialogue is the foundation of our educational approach.

The willingness to assist you in succeeding with your educational endeavors is sincerely shared by all the faculty and staff at Springfield College Houston. We look forward to providing the very best learning environment for you throughout your Springfield College experience.

In Solidarity,

Eric Castillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean/Campus Director

Student Support

Academic Support Services

Springfield College Houston has an Academic Success Center that offers readily and easily accessible services. The Center is a resource for students and instructors alike and focuses on writing support services, resource support services, research skills, and developing sustainable study skills. Reference tools connect directly to information, materials, and resources for writing, APA, organization, analysis, critical thinking, reflection/reaction essays, public speaking, and study tips.

All services are coordinated with the assistance of a resource specialist and focus on the development of sustainable skills to help students become independent learners.

The support services are available on a drop-in basis during regular campus hours, class hours of operation, or by appointment. A student may self-elect to seek assistance or follow through on a recommendation.

We strongly encourage students to take advantage of the Academic Success Center services by contacting Ms. Jo Nell Yarbrough at (713) 681-1120, jyarbrough@springfieldcollege.edu to set up an appointment or learn more about these services and free reference tools.

Services for Students with Disabilities

Students with documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities may be eligible for reasonable academic accommodations to help them succeed in their academic program. It is the student’s responsibility to make a request for such accommodations and to provide appropriate documentation administered by a qualified professional such as psychologists, medical doctors, or agencies specializing in the diagnosis of such disabilities. Students must submit current documentation. If you have questions about services for students with disabilities, please contact Assistant Dean/Campus Director Dr. Eric Castillo at (713) 681-1120, ecastillo3@springfieldcollege.edu

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Technology Support Services

For assistance in all areas related to technology (gmail, Moodle, PrideNet), please contact (713) 681-1120 ext. 103, houston@springfieldcollege.edu or TSC (413) 748-4872 or TSCRequest@springfieldcollege.edu.

Class Cancellations, Delays, Closing

Notification of campus class cancellation, openings, delays, or closings will be available through PrideNet, College e-mail, or turning to the following stations.

For Houston tune to News Radio 740 KTRH, KHOU TV (local channel 11), KTRK TV (local channel 13), and KPRC TV (local channel 2)

Academic FAQs

What is the role of my academic advisor?

Think of your academic advisor as your partner in education. Your advisor is responsible for ensuring that you understand the School of Professional and Continuing Studies program and sequencing of courses and for monitoring your academic progress so that all graduation requirements are met. However, it is ultimately your responsibility to ask questions and to keep track of your own progress.

What is a syllabus and what information is usually included in it?

A syllabus is your guide to understanding what is expected in a course. The instructor will give you a syllabus no later than the first class. This document will include contact information for the professor, class and Moodle assignments, grading criteria, and academic policies.

What is a pre-course assignment?

Pre-course assignments are reading, writing, and project activities that are preparation for the first class of the course that you will be taking. You will find the vital information you need prior to your first class in the syllabus. It contains the instructor’s contact information, course objectives, required texts, and the pre-course assignment. The syllabus must be downloaded from the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website. You may be required to submit your pre-course assignment in the learning management system called “Moodle.”

Do I have to complete any academic work between classes?

Yes. Education is continuous and class meetings are just one aspect of the learning process. You are expected to complete all assignments as indicated on the course syllabus and the web-enhanced between-class assignments that incorporate the learning management system called “Moodle.” This applies for all School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses. These assignments are critical to your academic success. They also enable you to qualify for federal financial aid as a college student taking courses in our accelerated course format. Therefore, you must allocate some of your time between classes for learning activities that might include reading, writing, analyzing, reflecting, interacting with others, research, and interacting online with fellow students and the instructor. Assignments must be completed before each class session so you will be prepared for the classroom learning experience.

What happens if I miss a class?

You are expected to attend all class sessions and workshops for the courses in which you are enrolled. If you must miss all or part of a class session, you must notify the instructor in advance and make arrangements to make up course assignments. If you miss more than one class session, you may withdraw from the course or you may receive an “F” grade for the course depending on when the absences take place.

What happens to financial aid when I add/drop a course?

Your eligibility for a grant may be lost or reduced when a course is dropped. In some cases, your eligibility may increase if a course is added. Your eligibility for a loan may also change. Check with the staff person handling financial aid at the campus before making final arrangements to add or drop a course so that you will know the impact, if any, in your specific situation.

How is my financial aid impacted when I take less than a full-time load (12 credits undergraduate, 9 credits graduate)?

Aid is based on full-time enrollment unless your enrollment status is specifically stated as part-time. Many grants are available only to full-time undergraduate students. Pell grants are required to be adjusted for less than full-time status. Cost of attendance changes due to enrollment less than full-time status may also reduce loan eligibility.

If I have a disability, how can I get assistance and support?

Support services and accommodations are available to any student with a documented disability. If you require reasonable accommodations to assist you with your studies, you must provide current and appropriate documentation. For information regarding the type of services available to you, please contact Assistant Dean/Campus Director Dr. Eric Castillo (713) 681-1120, ecastillo3@springfieldcollege.edu.

How do I receive credit for experiential learning in the undergraduate program?

The portfolio course (Human Services Portfolio Development, HUSB 307) teaches a process that identifies each student’s college-level learning and utilizes methodologies that enhance the student’s ability to think conceptually and analytically. Students identify, categorize, and organize their knowledge and present this knowledge through a course equivalent process. Once the knowledge has been identified, students must decide if and how this knowledge relates to learning that is typically credited at the college level. The Human Services Portfolio Development course provides a framework to assist students in reflecting upon and articulating their college-level experiential learning. These policies and procedures are based upon guidelines established by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).

When is my portfolio due?

The portfolio must be submitted at least six months prior to your anticipated graduation date to allow for the timely review and possible revision of submitted materials.

Why do I need a student ID card?

As a matriculating student, you are required to have a Springfield College photo identification card. The card should be carried at all times and must be used for identification purposes in accessing campus buildings and grounds, borrowing material from the Babson Library, and attending college-sponsored events. In addition, commercial organizations within your community may offer discounts if you present your student identification card when purchasing their products or services.

Where do I find out the latest info about School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses, programs, and activities?

You can find the latest information regarding School of Professional and Continuing Studies courses, programs, and activities through e-mail announcements sent to your Springfield College e-mail address, other campus correspondence to students, campus bulletin boards, academic course schedules, and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website. When viewing the School of Professional and Continuing Studies website, be sure to access the link leading to your campus location.

How can I access computers for email, research, and/or word-processing?

The campus Computer Lab located on the second floor, gives you access to the Babson Library to conduct research for your course assignments and the opportunity to use the word processor. The computers in the lab are equipped with computer software applications for student use that include spreadsheets, Internet research, and library search services. You are able to access e-mail through your Springfield College PrideNET account. Your Springfield College email account is the mandatory mode of communication between you and the College. Routinely, the College will make you aware of general announcements pertaining to the entire Springfield community. You will use your e-mail account to communicate with School of Professional and Continuing Studies faculty and administration, Business Office, Financial Aid Office, Library, and any other College office in which you will do business.

Are online courses available at School of Professional and Continuing Studies?

Online courses are offered through both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs to matriculated School of Professional and Continuing Studies students. See your advisor for details or check the School of Professional and Continuing Studies home page for the schedule.

Campus Information

Bookstore and MBS Direct

MBS Direct is a virtual bookstore, with online services available to students 24/7. The virtual bookstore offers students of Springfield College Houston the opportunity to purchase books, use their book vouchers, and to have their purchase shipped to home, office, or the campus. Please contact Benita Williams (713) 681-1120, ext. 104, or email bwilliams@springfieldcollege.edu for more information regarding MBS Direct.

Students may visit the Springfield College bookstore online to shop for apparel and other accessories.

Identification Cards

Students enrolled in Springfield College Houston will be issued a student identification card with an assigned student identification number. This card is used for identification purposes in accessing college buildings and grounds, borrowing material from the Babson Library and attending college sponsored events. The first Springfield College Identification Card is issued to a student at no charge. Replacements for lost or stolen cards will cost $35. Photos for identification cards are taken during the New Student Orientation. If you have questions about obtaining an ID card, please contact Benita Williams, (713) 681-1120 ext. 104, bwilliams@springfieldcollege.edu.

Emergency Information

Safety on Campus

Springfield College and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies is serious about safety at all of our campuses. Please visit here to register for SC Alert and Rave Guardian applications

Sexual Misconduct Chart


Parking is available at the YMCA Training and Development Center. Parking is free for Springfield College Houston students. There are also spaces available for the disabled.

Students are not allowed to store vehicles or perform any non-emergency repairs to their vehicles in the parking lot.


Sheraton Brookhollow Hotel, 300 North Loop West Frwy., (713) 688-0100

Springhill Suites, 2750 North Loop West 610, (713) 290-9242


Jason’s Deli, 11120 Northwest Frwy, (713) 956-0122
Sonic, 5195 W. 34th St., (713) 683-8178
McDonald’s, 3025 Ella Blvd., (713) 861-1341
Antone’s, 2724 W.T.C. Jester Blvd., (713) 686-4338
Olive Garden, 10830 Northwest Frwy., (713) 682-1465
Starbuck’s Coffee, 12025 Northwest Frwy., (713) 476-0081
Jimmy Johns, 5201 W. 34th Street, (713) 680-9997

In addition, students who bring their lunch may choose to dine on campus in the lounge. A microwave and vending machine are available there.

Undergraduate Schedule

January 2016 Term

  • January 9-10
  • January 16-17
  • January 23-24
  • February 6-7
  • February 13-14
  • February 20 Senior Seminar/PE
  • February 21 (MD)
  • March 5-6
  • March 12-13
  • March 19-20
  • March 19 Senior Seminar/PE
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10

May 2016 Term

  • April 30-May 1
  • May 7-8
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 11-12
  • June 18-19
  • June 18 Senior Seminar/PE
  • July 9-10
  • July 16-17
  • July 24 (MD)
  • July 23 Senior Seminar/PE
  • August 6-7
  • August 13-14

Graduate Schedule

January Term 2016

  • January 9-10
  • January 16-17
  • January 23-24 (MD)
  • February 6-7
  • February 13-14
  • February 27-28 (MD)
  • March 5-6
  • March12-13
  • March 19-20 (MD)
  • April 2-3
  • April 9-10

May 2016 Term

  • April 30-May 1
  • May 7-8
  • May 14-15
  • June 4-5
  • June 11-12
  • June 18-19 (MD)
  • July 9-10,
  • July 16-17
  • July 23-24 (MD)
  • August 6-7
  • August 13-14

Cancellations, Closings, and Make-up Dates

May Term 2016

  • July 24

The schedule for make-up classes for any class cancellation/campus closing is normally the next open (non-holiday) weekend. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies reserves the right in its sole judgment to alter the schedule, including adding, canceling, and or changing course offerings, instructors, and class locations.


2122 East Governors Circle
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 681-1120
Toll Free (866) 252-8801
Fax (713) 682-2366

Name/Title Ext. E-mail Address
Eric Castillo, PhD
Assistant Dean/Campus Director
102 ecastillo3@springfieldcollege.edu
Natreka Walker
Administrative Assistant
103 nwalker@sprinfieldcollege.edu
Marcia Baker
106 mbaker2@springfieldcollege.edu
Kyondra Hicks
Admissions Assistant
100 khicks2@springfieldcollege.edu
Rosa Davila
107 rdavila3@springfieldcollege.edu
Monique Morgan
Assistant Director for Recruitment and Outreach
105 mmorgan5@springfieldcollege.edu
Benita Williams
Assistant Director for Administration
104 bwilliams@springfieldcollege.edu
Jo Nell Yarbrough
Resource Specialist
108 jyarbrough@springfieldcollege.edu


Rose Davilla

Rosa L. Davila


Courses Regularly Taught
Integrative Core Seminar I: Education, Oppression and Resistance, Integrative Core Seminar III: Social Transformation and Alternative Visions, Group Project in Community Development and Change, Graduate Project, Leadership: A Lifelong Journey, Building Multicultural Organizations and Communities, Advocacy and Policy Analysis

Springfield College Contact Information
(713) 681-1120 ext. 107

Highest Degree
PhD, University of Texas

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, University of Houston

Areas of Expertise
Community research, mental health, racial/ethnic issues, women’s issues, non-profit organizations, advocacy, social justice

Rose Austin

Rose Austin

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Strategic Planning, Program Evaluation, Board Development for Nonprofit Organizations

Springfield College Contact Information

Highest Degree
EdD, University of Houston

Other Degrees and Certifications
MA, Jackson State University; BA, Jackson State University;

Areas of Expertise
Strategic planning, program evaluation, board development, fundraising, event planning, public speaking
Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest:

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Rotary Club (local and international service); Educational and charitable foundations, alumni association, service to women and children (transitional housing, school supplies, elder care); and Special needs adults


Joel Levine

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Core IV: Critical Overview of Human Services

Springfield College Contact Information

Highest Degree
MS, University of Chicago

Other Degrees and Certifications
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Areas of Expertise
Child welfare, juvenile justice, juvenile prevention and early intervention services, positive youth development, transition age youth, runaway and homeless youth, public agency administration, program development.

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults; Texas Department of Family and Protective Services- Children’s Protective Services Division; Homeless Youth Network of Houston/Harris County; board of directors, Texas Network of Youth Services; Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards and Rotary Club of Houston; member, Network of Behavioral Health Providers and Harris County Child Abuse Task Force

Noel Pinnock

Noel Pinnock

Adjunct Faculty

Courses Regularly Taught
Supervision, Staffing, and Human Resources Management, Organization Transformation, Building Multicultural Communities and Organizations, Organizational Change and Development

Springfield College Contact Information

Highest Degree
MPA, Texas Southern University

Other Degrees and Certifications
Certified Public Manager, Certified Professional Consultant, Certified Christian Counselor, Model-Netics Instructor, Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Areas of Expertise
Human capital strategy and solutions, talent acquisition and retention, talent development, performance management, employee relations/labor relations, organization development, business consulting, lean methodologist, servant leader

Service Experience, Community Involvement, and Other Areas of Interest
Public servant, held public office and sought the office of mayor, strategic interventions and creating partnerships


Email: houston@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (713) 681-1120
Toll Free: (866) 252-8801
Fax: (713) 682-2366

Springfield College Houston
2122 E. Governors Circle
Houston, TX 77092

Hours of Operation

Business Day Hours of Operation
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
class weekends only
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
class weekends only

Open Houses

Do you want to learn more about Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Would you like to meet faculty or talk to students? Would you like help with you application or financial aid forms? Come see us during an Open House, or schedule a time that is more convenient for you.

Scheduled Open Houses

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All open houses are held at Springfield College Houston located on 2122 E. Governors Circle, Houston, Texas.

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Monique Morgan, Assistant Director for Recruitment and Outreach
(713) 681-1120 ext. 105
Email: mmorgan5@springfieldcollege.edu

Springfield College School of Professional and Continuing Studies
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109
(413) 748-3000