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Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares knowledgeable and effective teachers who are responsive to the diverse needs of society.  Through school and community partnerships, we advance research-based inquiry and instructional approaches that influence practice and policy.

Claims About our Graduates

Teacher education has been a central mission of the university since 1899 when the institution was established as Southwest Texas State Normal School. The teacher education program has received both state and national recognition and has strong working partnerships with the many central Texas school districts that both provide the clinical settings in which the preparation program is delivered and, ultimately, employ program graduates. The teacher education program at Texas State University is the largest university–based teacher preparation program in Texas and produces between 700-750 teachers a year.

 Our graduates demonstrate:

  • understanding of the subject matter they teach.
  • proficiency in pedagogy to meet diverse learners’ needs.
  • caring, professionalism, and effective teaching skills.

Programs and Certifications


News and Announcements

Dr. Nihat Polat has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Leadership through Research Award from the Second Language Research (SLR) SIG of AERA, to be presented at the 2022 AERA conference in San Diego, California. The SLR SIG recognizes one outstanding established scholar each year who has made significant and exemplary contributions through their research, teaching, and professional service in the field of second language research.

If you are interested in teaching in C&I as a per-course faculty, please email your CV to naomiwilson@txstate.edu