2014-2015 Catalog 
    Mar 02, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Curriculum and Instruction

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The Department of Curriculum & Instruction consists of dedicated faculty with extensive teaching experience. We offer programs that prepare educators to embrace equity, model and foster inquiry, and utilize innovative practices that engage students and support them in reaching their fullest potential. We serve current and prospective teachers who seek licensure, endorsements, certificates, and/or graduate level study.

Courses of Study Offered

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) offers unique opportunities for both preservice and in service teachers. Our traditional Teacher Education & Licensure Program includes Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate options in elementary and secondary education. Our secondary education content areas are English, Foreign Language, and Social Studies. Those interested in secondary Math and Science will complete the UCCSTeach program, an inquiry-based program modeled after the highly successful UTeach program. Our Alternative Licensure Program (ALP) is offered for secondary licensure (English, Foreign Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies) with online course availability and a Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), MA  option. C&I is also home to a variety of certificates, endorsements, and Masters programs.


We prepare teachers, leaders, and counselors who embrace equity, inquiry, and innovation.


  • Embrace equity, diversity, and social justice
  • Ensure high quality preparation of education and counseling professionals
  • Engage in research-based inquiry and practice
  • Provide continual professional growth opportunities
  • Infuse and enhance the use of technology
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to effect chanPrograms of Studyge
  • Work across college and university to optimize efficiency and effectiveness


  • Leslie Grant, Ph.D. Department Chairperson and Associate Professor
  • Angela Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Greg Button, Ed.D., Instructor
  • Linda Button, Ed.D., Instructor
  • Tim Callahan, M.A., Senior Instructor
  • Beth Cutter, M.A., Senior Instructor
  • Stephanie Dewing, Ph.D., Instructor
  • Barbara Frye, Ph.D., Director of the Teacher Education & Licensure Program (TELP), Associate Professor
  • Sara Kaka, M.A., Instructor
  • Mark Malone, Ph.D., Professor
  • Pat McGuire, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
  • Barbara Swaby, Ph.D., Professor
  • Laura Tuthill, Ph.D., Senior Instructor
  • Monica Yoo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Programs of Study

Degrees and Licensures

Endorsements and Certificates

  • Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement
  • Gifted and Talented Online Endorsement
  • Information Technology Certificate
  • TESL TEFL Certificate

Visit Curriculum and Instruction (C&I)  for more information on endorsements and certificates program.

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