The Department of Curriculum and Instruction oversees
undergraduate programs in elementary and secondary education and
graduate programs in elementary, middle, and secondary education,
reading and storytelling, and educational technology and school
library media. This site provides information on the department's
programs as well as important resources for both students and
Department Mission Statement
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction seeks to prepare educators who are committed to the development of their community through education and collaboration. The department programs are designed to cultivate educational leaders who strive to become enthusiastic practitioners, authentic role models, and efficient managers of instruction, time, resources, and evaluation. The faculty in Curriculum and Instruction seek to prepare students who become teacher educators attuned to the needs of children and adolescents, understand the importance of motivation, facilitation, and imagination, and who accept the challenges of decision-making, caring, and life-long learning.