Research is a major aspect of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. As trends in globalization and innovation continue change, it is important to ensure teaching and learning processes adapt to students’ needs. Our faculty work closely with students to examine trends in education that will better prepare teachers to become engaged and motivational educators. We examine topics such as teachers and teaching, sociocultural conditions in schooling, inequities in education, project based learning, computing and technology education, and learning theories.
In addition to our ongoing research, our department is affiliated with programs such as the Black Male Education Research Collection (BMERC) and the Center for STEM Education.
Black Male Education Research Collection
The Black Male Education Research Collection complies peer reviewed research and interviews. This archive documents important issues facing America’s Black youth.Learn More
The Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI)
IPSI offers professional learning opportunities that directly support the growth of students, and develops educators who can prepare students for college and career success.Learn More
The Office of Bilingual Education
The OBE sponsors projects, events, research and lectures that improve the quality of educational services provided for bilingual and English Language Learners (ELLs).Learn More