Social Studies Education

Cinthia Salinas

Anthony L. Brown

The program area of Social Studies in the department of curriculum and instruction at the University of Texas at Austin focuses on research, theory, and teacher preparation that explore the contextual and contested meanings of “history” and “citizenship” in the U.S. public schools. Drawing from a variety disciplines, our teacher education programs, master level programs and doctoral programs all pursue theoretical, historical, empirical, pedagogical questions that seek to excavate and analyze how issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion and cultural differences inform the field of social studies education.