The mission of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to advance knowledge and the practice of teaching and learning. We address the educational needs of a rapidly changing global society in democratic and socially just ways. Our teaching and research are rooted in a variety of academic disciplines. We value innovation and build upon the strengths of cultural and linguistic diversity.

Meet our Faculty

Deborah  Little

Deborah Little

Early Childhood Education

Deborah Little is a native Texan who has worked in the education field most of her life. Deborah... more

Meet our Alumni

Caitlin McMunn Dooley

Caitlin McMunn Dooley
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Georgia State University

My UT experience prepared me well to become a professor. I co-taught courses for pre-service teachers, engaged with community organizations and schools, and assisted in research studies. more