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

Cinthia Salinas

Cinthia Salinas
Associate Professor; C&I Associate Chair; Program Area Coordinator for Social Studies & Advisor for the Social Studies UTeach Urban Teacher Program

Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Cultural Studies in Education, Social Studies Education

Dr. Salinas is a member of the Social Studies program area, and is an affiliate faculty member in... more

Meet our Alumni

Whitney Blankenship

Whitney Blankenship
Coordinator of Secondary History Education and Assistant Professor of Educational Studies, Rhode Island College

My first introduction to the Social Studies faculty was through my first advisor, Dr. Sherry Field, and it was at that meeting that I found I out that I was... more