Oct 29, 2020  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


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Colleges  > College of Education  > Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Chair: Dr. Laveria Hutchison

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares teachers and other educators to meet the special demands of educational, health, cultural, and other human service settings.  The UH Teacher Education Program at the University of Houston has received the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators - the only competitive award for excellence in teacher education in the United States.

Full-time faculty members teach and conduct research in a broad range of subject areas including mathematics education, science education, social education/social studies, art education, early childhood education, learning, design & technology, and teaching.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a variety of graduate degrees as well as course work for teacher certification.  The Department offers a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, a 51-hour Ed.D.  in Curriculum & Instruction, a 30-hour M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, and a 36-hour M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction.

Academic Programs:

Master of Education (M.Ed) in Curriculum and Instruction

This 30-hour degree program offers the following areas of specialization:

This 36-hour degree program offers the following areas of specialization:


Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Professional Leadership

The Executive Ed.D.  in Professional Leadership is a 51- hour doctoral program (within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction) providing research and applied skills for educators grappling with current issues in education in urban contexts.  The program is designed to facilitate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for professional and instructional leadership in urban schools, community organizations, museums and related educational institutions.  Designed as a cohort model with online, hybrid, and flipped courses.

This degree program has the following area of specialization:


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction  

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (with an emphasis in a chosen program area) is a 66-hour doctoral program that establishes a link between research an practice, providing opportunities to investigate curriculum, instruction, assessment, and social justice issues within an urban education context.  Ph.D. students engage in rigorous research, quality teaching, and contextual service to enhance education, curriculum and instruction, and community connections.  The program area, core, and research courses, in addition to the dissertation process and other experiential opportunities, prepare students for positions in higher education or other related areas that expect continued examination of research and practice in urban environments.

This degree program has the following area of specialization:

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

Professional Certificate Programs

In addition to the academic degree programs, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers five programs that lead to professional certificates:


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