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

Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez
Second grade dual language teacher at Houston Elementary School

My time at UT Austin was one of the most amazing and compelling times in my life and teaching experience. I was able to build strong relationships with my professors, who to this day are still .... more