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Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

Are you interested in working in education? Education professionals can make a profound impact in the lives of students and their families, in schools and communities.  We can equip you with cutting-edge theories and practical skills to build a robust and meaningful career in the field.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is a complex network of over 50 education programs, including degrees, teacher licenses and certificates designed to prepare the next generation of teachers, education leaders and researchers.

The department is recognized within the state of Minnesota, nationally and internationally as a trailblazer in education scholarship and teacher preparation. Our faculty members are prominent voices in research and innovation.  Our cooperative ventures with the large and diverse school districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul provide an ample space for our students to experiment, learn and grow within a real world context.

What you can expect

Our students have gone on to make significant contributions in their chosen fields in the U.S. and abroad. Students from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction accumulate a wide array of both illuminating and intellectually challenging experiences. They become part of a diverse community, and are supported and encouraged to become active participants in their fields through scholarly papers, presentations, and publications. Students go on to have distinguished careers in teaching, research, and service.

Possible career paths for students might include becoming:

To learn more about our programs and degrees and to find one that meets your needs, visit our future students page.