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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction Focusing on Urban Education

To apply for this program, please visit the CUIN Graduate Admissions page

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction prepares aspiring scholars and researchers to meet today’s challenges to education in multicultural urban settings. The Houston metropolitan area, with over one and a half million K-12 students, is a laboratory of practice for our Ph.D. students from nearby and from around the world. Here, they can engage in inquiry on critical issues and needs germane to education in an increasingly diverse society.

Graduates of the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction typically pursue the following careers:

  • University faculty members
  • Researchers in educational settings
  • Curriculum design experts
  • Content area and program evaluation directors
  • Advocates for policy improvements

Innovation, diversity and excellence are words that characterize this Ph.D. program at the University of Houston. UH is recognized as one of only three national Tier One Hispanic-serving public research universities. It is also designated as an Asian-American serving institution. It is now welcoming the best and brightest local, national and international students into its Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction.

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is a 66-hour doctoral program which focuses on Urban Education with a study emphasis in of the following specializations:

  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Learning, Design, and Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading, Language Arts, and Literature Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Education / Social Studies
  • Teaching and Teacher Education