The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is a diverse connection of teachers, teacher educators and researchers inspiring innovative teaching and learning. Our department values the contributions of linguistically and culturally rich communities and aims to develop deeper understandings and instructional approaches that apply to a range of student needs. We are able to successfully accomplish this through our experienced faculty and staff, along with excellent resources in technology and research. This dedication to learning is demonstrated by ranking our program seventh overall by U.S. News & World Report.

Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Hear from department chair Dr. Melissa Wetzel on the department’s commitment to students and their families.

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Our department strives to address society’s need for education through innovative research, practice and a focus on our students.

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Our Faculty

Our faculty members are trained in multiple disciplines to provide students with a vast resource of knowledge. Students work alongside faculty not only in the classroom but also through research.

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