The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to promoting social justice and dismantling racial, socioeconomic, gender and language injustices in education. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. We are committed to developing future teachers, practitioners, technologists, and researchers who are equipped to identify and challenge systems and structures of racism and oppression in their field(s), locally, and globally.
We are a community dedicated to social justice and equity in education. Our students, faculty, and staff are working toward improving educational practices, preparing new teachers for success, and helping students learn while supporting their cultures and identities.
We are reimagining what education can be. Our department has three main focus areas.
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of Indigenous people. The University resides on Dakota land ceded in the Treaties of 1837 and 1851. We acknowledge this place has a complex and layered history. This land acknowledgement is one of the ways in which we work to educate the campus and community about this land and our relationships with it and each other. We are committed to ongoing efforts to recognize, support, and advocate for American Indian Nations and peoples.