Curriculum and Instruction

Undergraduate teacher education in curriculum and instruction is built on the guiding principles of the Conceptual Framework for Preparation of Teachers and Other School Personnel:

  1. Professionalism and reflection on the vocation;
  2. Human development and respect for diversity;
  3. Connection of teaching and assessment;
  4. Technology integration;
  5. Understanding of content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and their alignment with standards; and
  6. Collaboration with stakeholders.

The program includes general education, professional education, field experiences and a content major. The professional education experience begins with the Introduction to the Education Profession course and includes four full semesters of field experiences. Through intensive academic and field experience combined with systematic student reflection, the goal of this program is to produce teachers who are competent, collaborative, reflective professionals.

Criteria for entering, matriculating and exiting the program, and for field experiences, graduation and licensure are clearly outlined and monitored by faculty and community professional advisory groups.

Requirements for these criteria are detailed under the Policies heading found at the beginning of the College of Education section of this catalog. Students should see an advisor in the College of Education Office of Education Support Services to determine the appropriate program and check sheet.

Majors in Curriculum and Instruction

PreK-12

Bachelor of Arts in Education - PreK-12 French (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - PreK-12 Latin (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - PreK-12 Spanish (Secondary)

Early Childhood Unified

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Early Childhood Unified (Elementary)

Elementary Apprentice

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Early Child Unified/Elementary Education Apprentice (Elementary)

Elementary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Elementary Education (Elementary)

Middle School

Bachelor of Arts in Education - English/Science (5-8) (Middle)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - History/English (5-8) (Middle)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - History Comprehensive/Mathematics (5-8) (Middle)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - History Comprehensive/Science (5-8) (Middle)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Mathematics/English (5-8) (Middle)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Mathematics (5-8) (Middle)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Mathematics/Science (5-8) (Middle)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Science (5-8) (Middle)

Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Biology (6-12) (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Chemistry (6-12) (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education – Earth and Space Science (6-12) (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - English/Language Arts (6-12) (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - History, Government and Social Studies (6-12) (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Mathematics (6-12) (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Physics (6-12) (Secondary)

Courses in Curriculum and Instruction