Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate teaching pathways. Our faculty also prepare the next generation of scholars as we conduct significant research into teaching and learning.
Programs and Endorsements
- Elementary Education Program
The elementary education program prepares candidates to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade in a self-contained classroom. Elementary education is a career in which teachers enjoy the satisfaction of helping children learn, work closely with other caring adults, and contribute to the future of the world by educating tomorrow's leaders.
- Secondary Education Program
The secondary education program prepares candidates to teach in grades six through twelve (high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools). Secondary teachers prepare to teach in one or more content areas. Critical and analytical thinking, careful and thoughtful communication, and a desire to explore, question, and solve problems are promoted in the secondary education major.
- Educational Studies Program
The educational studies program prepares successful candidates to participate in shaping and making educational policy, working with youth in non-school settings, preparing for international teaching, or participating in the entrepreneurial realm.
- Graduate Programs
The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction offers a variety of graduate-level courses in all curricular areas with specific emphasis upon trends and recent developments in practice, theory, and research. Our graduate faculty have a professional commitment to the delivery of exemplary instruction; production, interpretation, and dissemination of sound and useful research and scholarship; leadership, collaboration, and service within the profession; and promotion, understanding, and celebration of diversity. Graduate degrees include:
- Certificate and Endorsement Programs
Related Partners and Centers
- Office of Field Experiences
- Professional Development School Network
- Center for Student Success and Professional Services
- Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA)
- Center for STEAM Education
- Center for Social Studies Education
- Rural Education Center
- KSU/USD #383 Summer STEM Institute