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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’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



Susie Gronseth, a clinical associate professor of learning, design and technology, has been elected president of the UH Faculty Senate for the 2023-24 academic year. This marks the first time a non-tenure track faculty member will serve in the president’s role.

Matthew Campbell has been appointed as the K-12 social studies coordinator for Conroe ISD. Campbell earned an Ed.D. in professional leadership — social studies/social education in 2018.

Robin Cox, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2015, won 2022 Elementary Teacher of the Year in Fort Bend ISD.

Samantha Andrade, who earned a B.S. in teaching in 2021, won 2022 District Rookie Teacher of the Year in Fort Bend ISD.

David Graham, who earned a master’s in curriculum and instruction in 2014, was named the 2022 Administrator of the Year at Texas City High School in Texas City ISD. This was the second consecutive year he won the honor.


  • 1,100+CUIN students
  • 92%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