Curriculum & Instruction

The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to advance knowledge and the practice of teaching and learning. We address the educational needs of a rapidly changing global society in democratic and socially just ways. Our teaching and research are rooted in a variety of academic disciplines. We value innovation and build upon the strengths of cultural and linguistic diversity. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked our program fifth among public institutions and eighth overall. 

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Petrosino Shares Ideas About Integrating Computer Science in Schools of Education in NSF-sponsored E

This spring, computer science education researchers, leaders from colleges of education, teacher educators, and computer scientists from across the U.S. participated in a workshop to address critical questions related to the integration of computing education into schools of education.

A teenaged girl works on a raspberry pi while another girl looks on.

No Computer Science Education at Your Kid's School? $5 Million from TEA Will Allow UT to Change That

A new $5 million grant from TEA will help UT-Austin's WeTeach_CS program significantly increase teacher education initiatives that prepare Texas teachers to become certified in computer science.

Dr. Kathy Escamilla presents at the Spring Teacher Education Forum.

Teacher Education Forum Showcases “Interlanguage” of Bilingual Students

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction welcomed Dr. Kathy Escamilla on February 17th as part of its Spring Teacher Education Forum for graduate students and faculty.