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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 undergraduate 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’re also ranked among the best in the country 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



Laveria Hutchison, an associate professor of literacy education, received the 2021 UH Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Service. This award recognizes outstanding service by a new senator who has had two to six years of service in the senate.

At least eight alumni won Beginning/Rookie Teacher of the Year awards from their schools for 2020-21: Guadalupe Banda, Tierra Harris, Rosa Ontiveros, Maria Reveles, Jordan Shaw, Ebonee Thomas, Vanessa Trejo and Jessica Van Cleave. A ninth Coog, Hussein Pacha, won his school’s Teacher of the Year Award.

Geordie Daniel, who earned a bachelor’s in teaching in 2015, won Teacher of the Year for 2019-20 at Fort Bend ISD’s Macario Garcia Middle School. The district recently held a drive-thru celebration for all the winners to acknowledge this achievement from last year.

Two Curriculum & Instruction faculty members earned UH Teaching Excellence Awards for 2020-21: Clinical Assistant Professor Justin Burris was recognized in the clinical category and Clinical Associate Professor Susie Gronseth was recognized for innovation in instructional technology.

Alex Jones, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2006 and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction in 2007, received the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Award from the Houston Museum of Natural Science.


  • 1,300+CUIN students
  • 41CUIN faculty
  • Top 1%Ranked among the nation's best elementary teacher-prep programs (NCTQ)
  • TOP 3%Ranked among the nation’s best secondary teacher-prep programs (NCTQ)
  • 92%Overall passing rate on teaching and professional certification exams (TEA)
  • 1.5MHouston-area K-12 students
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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