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Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Teacher Education currently offers masters programs in Curriculum and Instruction for elementary teachers and for secondary teachers.

It is the mission of the program to develop and support a community of life-long learners who are actively engaged in reflection, research and scholarly activities that contribute to their personal and professional growth.  Professional growth in turn helps graduates to improve the schools, agencies, and communities they serve. The C & I program aims to expand teachers’ knowledge base and augment their professional competency so that they may help K-12 students from all segments of society achieve their fullest potential and contribute to the building of a vibrant democracy.

Goals:

  • Graduates develop and apply theoretical insights and research findings to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in K-12 schools
  • Graduates develop an understanding of the contexts in which educational thought and practice in the United States originated, developed, became institutionalized, and changed over time.
  • Graduates have a critical understanding of theoretical perspectives and the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum in the context of the school in the 21st century
  • Graduates develop the capacity to effectively communicate their knowledge and understanding of current educational problems to diverse audiences