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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

We are a community of students and scholars who are engaged in critical scholarship, practice, and praxis, and who address the most pressing issues in education, both locally and globally. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (CI) develops scholars, researchers and leaders in the areas of curriculum and instruction; literacy (language and culture); math and science education; bilingual/ESL education; and teacher education.

Our work supports the mission of the College of Education by preparing high-quality educators and researchers to work effectively in Chicago neighborhood schools, institutions of higher education, and other urban educational and community agencies. Our educators and research foster leadership in urban education locally, nationally and internationally. U.S. News & World Report has ranked our Curriculum and Instruction program #27 nationally.

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