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Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction, in the College of Education and Human Development, with 65 faculty members teaching more than 3,500 undergraduate students, focuses on three areas: Teaching, Equity, and Research. The department offers programs including an Elementary Education Foundations BS, three minors (Teaching English as a Second Language, Racial Justice in Urban Schooling, and Learning Technologies), a DirecTrack to Teaching professional program, and stand alone courses that serve the entire University community.

Graduates from our elementary education programs recognize schools as places for engaging children and communities in justice-oriented work. They are deeply engaged with children, communities, colleagues, and the field of education as advocates and leaders. Our graduates value an ethos of vulnerability, recognizing their knowledge and pedagogical skills as wide-ranging, ever-evolving, and in collaboration with students. They are part of a growing movement that disrupts the status quo in public education and that works to build a just future.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is expected to submit its Writing Plan to the Campus Writing Board in Spring 2021. Once the Plan is approved and implementation has begun, further updates will be posted.