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

Monica Tellez de Arste

Monica Tellez de Arste
PreKindergarten teacher at Ridgetop Elementary, Austin ISD

I grew up in the border town of Laredo, Texas where being bilingual didn’t seem like anything special. However, after studying under the direction of Dr. George Blanco and Dr. Haydeé Rodríguez in UT Austin’s bilingual cohort, I now understand how special being bilingual truly is. more