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Welcome from the Interim Chair


Welcome to the UH College of Education Department of Curriculum & Instruction! It is my privilege to serve as interim chair of the department. Our mission is to improve the quality of individual lives through preparing outstanding researchers and practitioners in the areas of education and health. We hope you consider partnering with our nationally ranked programs located in the vibrant and diverse city of Houston!  

As a department, we work to provide opportunities for students to develop and enhance the skills necessary for their profession and the leadership capacity to become change agents in their workplaces, whether they work in education, health or other human service fields. We work to impact lives in the greater Houston area, the country and the world. The faculty and staff in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction strive to teach, advise and mentor all of our students to reach their goals.

We offer a variety of degrees and specializations in face-to-face, hybrid and online environments to meet the needs of both full-time and part-time students. My colleagues and I look forward to working with you. Go Coogs!

Dr. Jie Zhang
Associate Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Curriculum and & Instruction