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What will I learn?

The PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD program in Curriculum and Instruction.

Teaching and Teacher Education

This area of emphasis provides the student with an intensive study of curricular and teacher effectiveness. It has been designed to enable educational practitioners -teachers, supervisors, staff developers, administrators, and those who aspire to be involved in curriculum development or teacher preparation and training at the university or college level to engage in stimulating, in-depth study and research with nationally recognized faculty. The experiences have been carefully planned to provide a mixture of knowledge, research, and practical experience.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Full Time (66 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,689.00 per year
USD $895 per semester credit hour
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Education

Stephen Power Farish Hall, 3657 Cullen Blvd.,

HOUSTON,

Texas,

77204, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

All official transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate work. A preferred minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in upper division undergraduate coursework and graduate coursework

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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