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.
Our graduate programs provide students the opportunity to learn ways in which modern curriculum influences education. Students engage in research that incorporate important topics in education such as diversity, technology, and literacy.
Through several grants awarded by the the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Education Sciences, Eric Knuth will be working to develop innovative models that expose children to algebraic principles at an early age.
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.