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Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction

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

Local, National & International Recognition

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. Our students have gone on to make significant contributions in their chosen fields in the U.S. and abroad.

Read about our mission.


Featured Stories

Naomi C. Chase Lecture Series
Jon Scieszka: Hilarious, transgressive, and enthusiastically taboo

The 2015 Naomi C. Chase Lecture in Children's Literature features Jon Scieszka, author of True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, Frank Enstein, Trucktown, and The Stinky Cheese Man. Read more...

April 22nd
5:30 Reception
6:15 Lecture
7:00 Book Signing

Award-Winning Faculty
Faculty wins award for excellence in teaching + student support

Associate Professor Diane Teddick is recognized for her leadership in advancing the University's teaching mission.

She will become a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers and her name will be included in the University's Scholars Walk. Read more about her work and research.

Faculty making a difference
Inspiring more math majors

Associate Professor Lesa Clarkson is founder of Prepare2Nspire, a peer-based tutoring program with a track record of helping 65 percent of participating eleventh-grade students increase their math scores by more than 10 percent. Read more...