Curriculum & Instruction - University of Houston
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The Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Houston College of Education prepares teachers, teacher leaders and other educators committed to student success and lifelong learning. We offer an award-winning teacher education program and specialized graduate programs to help professionals advance their careers. Specifically, we offer a B.S. in teaching and learning, an education minor, an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, an Ed.D. in professional leadership and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. As part of a Tier One public research university in a diverse, dynamic city, we strive to end inequities in education in Houston and beyond. Join us!

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We offer the following programs to help students become certified teachers in Texas:

We’re proud to be a three-time winner of the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators. We’ve also earned a commendation from the Texas Education Agency for “Innovative Educator Preparation,” and our program diversity and selectivity has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality. Our students participate in a yearlong student-teaching internship with strong mentor support, giving them real world experience that sets them apart from their peers.


We offer master’s and doctoral programs with various specializations to meet your career goals.

Doctoral Programs
  • Ph.D. in curriculum & instruction
    • Art education
    • Bilingual/ESL education
    • Early childhood education
    • Learning, design & technology
    • Literacy education
    • Mathematics education
    • Science education
    • Social studies/social education
    • Teaching/teacher education



A sampling of faculty, staff, student and alumni happenings:

Two Curriculum & Instruction faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2023-24: Clinical Associate Professor Bulent Dogan (recognized for innovation in instructional technology) and Clinical Professor Jahnette Wilson (recognized in the instructional/clinical category). 

Vera Hutchison, an associate professor of literacy education, was selected as co-chair of the Research Committee for the Association of Teacher Educators.

Carrie Cutler, a clinical associate professor in the mathematics education program, was selected for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Early Childhood Advisory Committee.

At least 12 department alumni have won Teacher of the Year awards from their schools for 2023-24: Jaquelin Alvarez (Humble ISD), Delmi Antunez Valdez (Aldine ISD), Beatrice Cruz (Pasadena ISD), Brianna Damián (Dickinson ISD), Jesus Esparza (Houston ISD), Aleida Gonzalez (Pasadena ISD), Caroline Hill (Fort Bend ISD), Elizabeth Maldonado (Pasadena ISD), Asma Mohd (Fort Bend ISD), Fathima Noordeen (Fort Bend ISD), Megan Proulx (Humble ISD) and Anna Suarez (Katy ISD).


  • 800+CUIN students
  • 95%Overall passing rate on certification exams (TEA)
  • 1.5MHouston-area K-12 students
  • 1stFounding member of US PREP reform coalition
  • 3-Time WinnerTeacher Education “Distinguished Program” (ATE)
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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
University of Houston College of Education
3657 Cullen Blvd.
Farish Hall, Suite 236
Houston, Texas 77204-5029

Department phone: 713-743-0958