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Why Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois?

Here at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, we address critical issues of learning, teaching, and social justice at global and local levels. We seek deep interconnections among theory, research, and practice.

Distinguished Faculty From Diverse Backgrounds

The Department consists of 28 nationally and internationally recognized tenure-track faculty from racially and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as several clinical faculty. Our faculty represent many content areas: language and literacy, math, science, technology, curriculum, teacher education, and aesthetics. We draw graduate students from around the world, the nation, and the state. In pursuit of our mission, faculty and graduate students employ varied research approaches and work in diverse educational settings. Learn more about our research.

Heavily Recruited Graduates

In addition to research, the Department pursues its mission through teacher education. Graduates of our teacher education programs in Early Childhood and Elementary Education are among the most heavily recruited in the state. In collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, we also prepare secondary school teachers in math, science, English, and social studies.

Continuing Educational Opportunities

Teacher education extends beyond initial licensure. Through our graduate programs, we offer continuing staff development to practicing teachers at all levels. In addition, through various service and research efforts, C&I faculty work with schools and teachers throughout the state to improve education.