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EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

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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WANT TO BE A TEACHER?

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.

SEEKING A GRADUATE DEGREE?

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

Doctoral Programs

NEWS & FEATURES

SHORT TAKES

Conra Gist, an associate professor, and Susie Gronseth, a clinical associate professor, were selected for the 2021-22 UH Cougar Chairs Leadership Academy, a professional development opportunity to develop leadership skills to promote student success.

Jessica Tovar-Hilbert, who earned an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction — reading and language arts in 2010 and an Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction – reading and language arts in 2017, was promoted to program coordinator for professional learning at Klein ISD.

Katrina Cushenberry, who earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership — mathematics education in 2020, is the new mathematics director for secondary curriculum and development at Houston ISD.

Adrienne Aul, who earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership – mathematics education in 2020, has been named the new national math content coach for IDEA Public Schools focused on curriculum across Texas, Louisiana and Florida.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 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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CONTACT US

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