The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to advance the 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 sixth among public institutions and ninth overall.
Our faculty works closely with students to examine trends in education, such as agency and social-emotional learning, that will better prepare teachers to become engaged and motivational educators.