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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Early Childhood Education Professor Jennifer Adair on Raising Anti-Racist Children

Watch Jennifer Adair, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, as she outlines the three patterns she has observed in white parents of white children as they raise their children to appreciate the racial differences they see around them on KLRU’s Blackademics TV.

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Petrosino Shares Ideas About Integrating Computer Science in Schools of Education

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.

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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.