About the Department of Curriculum & Teaching

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The Department of Curriculum and Teaching offers a broad range of academic programs. Undergraduate and graduate programs in teacher education prepare students for their initial licensure and for advanced endorsements. The department is committed to producing teachers who foster high academic achievement in all students, including learners with diverse racial, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities. Master's and doctoral level advanced studies in curriculum and instruction prepare master teachers, researchers, specialists, professors and leaders for all levels of education.

We, the faculty and staff in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, stand together in our commitment to support a culture of inclusion for all students. We believe the strength of our community is in our diversity. We know a diverse faculty, staff, student body, and academic programs that respect and are inclusive of the cultural backgrounds and experiences of students from historically marginalized populations, whether domestic or international, foster a more culturally vibrant and equitable community here at the University of Kansas. We believe in the power of cross-cultural, unity, and collaboration. We do not condone physical acts of violence, verbal or nonverbal assaults, including racial microaggressive behaviors, that are used to promote fear or intimidation of students. We engage in brave and culturally­ conscious conversations with all students, faculty, and staff to build upon a department culture that promotes civility, humaneness, and the inclusion of all.

Teacher Education Programs | Master's Degrees | Endorsement Options | Doctorate Degrees

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Associate professor Diane Nielsen involved in $120 million project to overhaul how reading is taught to children by 2015
School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
—U.S. News & World Report
3.35: average GPA of students admitted to teacher education program
All teacher education programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
All teacher education programs accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education
Alumni have been named Kansas Teacher of the Year
Alumni have received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and the Horizon Award
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