UHV ranked 21st for curriculum and instruction master’s program

Out of 146 universities offering advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction, the University of Houston-Victoria is one of the top 25.

Top Education Degrees has ranked the UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development’s Master of Education in curriculum and instruction 21st in the nation.

“It’s always good to be recognized for the UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development’s achievements,” said Fred Litton, dean of the school. “This is external validation of the hard work our faculty and staff have done to offer such an excellent program to the education community.”

UHV is one of 11 Texas universities included in the top 50 list, which includes UH-Downtown, Sam Houston State University, University of Texas at Brownsville, Texas A&M University-Commerce and Lamar University.

UHV’s graduate curriculum and instruction program is available online and can be completed in as little as 30 credit hours, which allows educators across the country to earn an excellent, affordable degree, Litton said. Students are able to pursue a master’s degree in several concentrations including educational technology, elementary education, elementary mathematics, elementary science, literacy studies, and higher or secondary education. Some of these concentrations are available completely online.

Fred Litton

“UHV offers outstanding graduate programs that have contributed to the excellence and improvement of individuals and the school districts they work for,” Litton said. “I’m excited we have another opportunity to get the word out to education professionals through this ranking and show them what UHV can do for them.”

Part of what makes the graduate program successful is the school’s effort to reach out to school districts and leaders in education, Litton said. The programs are constantly being updated with information and resources to meet the needs of professional educators. In addition, students are taught the necessary skills to research and look for the latest education techniques on their own, so they will be equipped to continue developing and improving their teaching skills and curriculum throughout their careers.

“The UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development’s most important responsibility is to equip educators for success,” Litton said.

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To learn more about programs available through the UHV School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development, call 361-570-4371 or email

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.