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. 

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.

Students pose in front of a building in Guatemala.

Study Abroad in Guatemala Information Session

This faculty-led study abroad program focusing on language, diversity, and education will enable you to earn SPN and ALD/LAS credits this summer.

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.

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Learning, Unscripted

Expert, Jennifer Keys Adair, explains how letting children follow their interests and passions improves classroom learning.