The College of Education is invested in providing students clear pathways to become teachers and mentors. Faculty members in the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction stress the importance of preparing teachers for diverse classroom settings.

The College’s undergraduate majors cover different areas of education that reflect the needs of individual students and their learning habits. Each of our programs features coursework readings, discussions and assignments, coupled with significant field experience that place our preservice teachers with students in classrooms. This invaluable experience prepares students for a rewarding career as a certified teacher or advocate for education and early childhood development.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers several master’s and doctoral degrees that prepare graduate students for careers in teaching and leadership positions that promote equity and excellence in the education of diverse communities. Our programs focus on preparing teachers in a variety of disciplines with roots in sociocultural foundations and curriculum theory, as well as critical pedagogies and other innovative and democratic approaches to teaching and learning.

Several of our master’s degrees also offer teacher certification so that students are ready to enter the classroom upon graduation. Our doctoral programs contribute to knowledge in education theory, concepts and practice through research in learning and curriculum, cultural studies and technology.

Undergraduate Programs

All-Level Special Education (Early childhood – 12th grade)

Bilingual Core Subjects/Generalist (Early Childhood – 6th Grade)

English as a Second Language Generalist (Early Childhood – 6th Grade)

Youth and Community Studies

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Graduate Programs

Doctoral Applications: Applicants must already have completed a Master’s degree before they will be permitted to register as admitted doctoral students in the Curriculum and Instruction department.

Bilingual/Bicultural Education

Cultural Studies in Education

Early Childhood Education

Language and Literacy Studies

Learning Technologies 

Physical Education Teacher Education

Social Studies Education

Teacher Leadership, Mentoring & Professional Development

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Affiliated Programs

STEM Education


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Stephen Flynn
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Anthony Brown
C&I Graduate Advisor

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Catherine Riegle-Crumb
STEM Graduate Advisor

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Educator Programs and Certification

The College of Education works with students across campus so that they can become certified teachers in early childhood, elementary, middle and high school classrooms. 

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STEM Education

Master’s and doctoral students engage in the study, development and research of emerging fields in science, technology, engineering and math education.

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Urban Teachers Program

The Urban Teachers Program is a unique curriculum that focuses on teaching language arts and social studies to children with culturally diverse and urban backgrounds.