Howard, 33, believes that the team have the perfect manager in charge to help them achieve their goals.
"David Moyes has a real good recipe for success," said the American. "He doesn't just bring in every good player available.
"He brings in guys who can play two positions and will also buy into the Everton way. Then he guides them along.
"He's an incredible motivator and he gets better at it every year. We now want to finish in the top six and get into Europe."
Howard has made 227 league appearances for Everton.