Welcome

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

Katherina Payne

Katherina Payne
Assistant Professor

Social Studies Education

Katherina Payne’s research focuses on democratic education in elementary classrooms and in... more

Meet our Alumni

Nailah Jones

Nailah Jones
ESL/Kinder Teacher, Govalle Elementary School

My experience at the University of Texas completely expanded my views about the importance of education, the methods I use to teach... more