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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



Dr. Karen Dickinson, who earned an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction — health science education in 2020, recently published an article in the journal Surgery about her systematic approach of customizing the curriculum for general surgery residency training to target specific learning needs and optimize resources. Sara McNeil, an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, was a co-author.

Anne Perry, an Ed.D. student in the curriculum and instruction – history/social education program, was awarded the Billie P. Spellman scholarship from the UH chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. She also received the Scholarship for Education Research from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Shea Culpepper, Sissy Wong and Jie Zhang, faculty members from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, were selected for the 2020-21 UH Cougar Chairs Leadership Academy, a professional development opportunity to develop leadership skills to promote student success.


  • 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