Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum & Instruction (C & I). As you explore the site, you will see that we offer undergraduate majors or minors that lead to teacher certification as well as graduate programs for educational practitioners and researchers.

At the undergraduate level, teacher candidates completing majors in elementary, middle grades and secondary education, actively participate in practical, hands-on training in a network of professional development schools. This unique program includes clinical experiences embedded in at least five semesters, directed by faculty members with extensive EC-12 teaching experience and subject matter expertise.

Graduate programs in C & I include two master’s and two doctoral degrees. The Master of Science in Education (MSEd) and the Doctor of Education (EdD) are designed to improve educational practice and to prepare graduates for professional roles in curriculum development, instructional leadership, teacher education and educational research. The Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Teaching (PhD) are designed to develop a scholarly understanding of educational thought and practice and to prepare university-based leaders and researchers.

As you learn about C & I and the programs we offer, I invite you to contact me, or one of the other faculty members, to let us answer your questions and provide more information.


Larry Jack Browning, EdD
Professor and Department Chair