University of Houston

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Administration and Supervision- Higher Education, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction - Mathematics Education
iSmart Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Health Science Education
Curriculum and Instruction- Gifted and Talented Education, M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction- Early Childhood Eduction
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

In addition to being one the nation’s most ethnically diverse institutions, UH has been designated a Tier One Research University by the Carnegie Foundation, ranks among the nation’s best colleges (Princeton review) and the 25 Most Underrated Colleges in America (Business Insider). UH is among the Top 10 most affordable post-secondary schools in Texas (College Database, 2013). UH’s Graduate Education Online Program made U.S. News & World Report's Online Graduate Education Programs Honor Roll.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Supervision
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track Yes

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 41


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9 full-time; 4 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 7
Average experience teaching online courses 1 year
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 5 full-time; 2 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 15

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students School-specific policy
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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