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Chair's Message


Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction website. We appreciate your interest in learning more about the department and the wealth of educational opportunities we offer to our students. Our program has been an integral part of Texas State University since its foundation as a Normal School in 1899 to serve the state’s need for trained public school teachers, and we have grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive Curriculum and Instruction programs in the nation. As such, we offer doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate degrees that span P-16 educational needs.


As you navigate through our website to explore all of our degree and certification options, we hope you will also learn about our outstanding faculty and the many programs, centers, and institutes within the department that serve our students and the community.


As Chair of this vast and dynamic department, I invite you to learn more about our programs by contacting our program coordinators by emailing the Curriculum and Instruction main office.


I look forward to welcoming you to our community of educators!


“The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting.” —Plutarch


Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor