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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Our Teacher Education Program is nationally accredited.

The Texas State University College of Education Teacher Education Program which is designed to produce graduates who demonstrate caring, professionalism, effective teaching skills, proficiency in pedagogy to meet diverse learner’s needs and understanding of the subject matter they teach, is accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) for a period of five years, from February 2012 – February 2017. This accreditation certifies that the Teacher Education Program has provided evidence that it adheres to TEAC’s quality principles.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers programs that lead to degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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A new report from the USED projects a 29% increase in the need for new teachers between 2011 and 2022.  367,000 new teachers will be needed per year.   Read more

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What's New in C&I

NASA awards Texas State $15 million grant for STEM teacher training --  Dr. Araceli Ortiz - Assistant Professor in C&I, will serve as PI for the NASA grant that will impact more than 400,000 educators in the country by leveraging the research and professional development expertise of faculty in our College of Education and College of Science and Engineering along with partners at several Minority Serving Institutions on behalf of NASA.    More

Dr. Russ Lang – Executive Director of the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES) and Assistant Professor in C&I – and Dr. Terry Hancock – CARES’ Research Director – who will serve as Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator, respectively, have received a grant for their Responsive Interaction Parent Training (RIPT) project. This $150,000 study is funded by the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services’ “Innovative Treatment Services for the Benefit of Children with Autism, Ages Three through Fifteen” program and will be completed by August 31, 2015.  More

Dr. Emily Summers – Associate Professor in C&I – will serve as a Co-Principal Investigator on the Association of American Geographers (AAG)-Texas State research project funded by the National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program. Texas State’s portion of Geospatial Resources, Materials, and Tools for STEM Teacher Preparation requests $199,816 for one year.  More

Dr. Araceli Ortiz (Director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research and C&I Assistant Professor) is a Co-Principal Investigator and Dr. Leslie Huling (Senior Advisor, LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research and C&I Professor) is the Community College Liaison for REENERGIZE: Attraction, Recruitment, and Retention of Students in STEM Programs, a three-year project awarded $613,000 by the US Department of Education’s Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program.  More

MultiModal Writing for the Classroom: a hands-on workshop designed for educators of middle school, high school and adult learners.  Details and registration information.

Literacy Education Conference, Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, location TBA.  Conference theme: The Power of Diverse Literature For Children and Young Adults.  Keynote Speakers: Don Tate and Guadalupe Garcia-McCall.  Details and registration information

Quetazal Critical Film Series, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.  Movie: Building Hope (2011) The Nobility Project. Discussion about schooling inequities around the globe to follow viewing of the movie.  More

Dr. Lori Assaf to lead the South African study abroad course, July 9 through August 3,  that will provide students with the opportunity to develop cross cultural and intercultural competence and learn the most effective strategies for teaching English to multilingual chaildren and adults in a rural commuity in the Eastern Cape of Sout Africa.  More


Dr. Kathleen Fite named Ambassador for Childhood by child advocacy groups. Read more.

Texas State Teaching Students Volunteer in Chintsa, South AfricaSee pictures and video.

Dr. Lori Czop Assaf, Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction, was nominated and accepted the position as Chair for Literacy Research Association International Innovative Community Group.  Her position as Chair will run from 2012-2015.

Drs. Lori Czop, Gwynne Ash, Jane Saunders, and Carol Delaney are the new editors of English in Texas, an award winning literacy journal associated with Texas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (TCTELA).

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C&I Department Course Override Request Form

This form is used if you receive registration errors in regards to CI, RDG, ECE, EDTC and SPED courses.  Examples include: missing prerequisites, departmental approvals, and cohort restriction.

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