Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to addressing the needs of a broadly divergent set of constituencies. Our program involves undergraduate and graduate components in both elementary and secondary education.

Our primary responsibility, as part of one of the oldest and strongest land-grant universities in the nation, is providing quality instruction and clinical supervision in both on-campus and field-based settings. Our major goal – developing educators who are knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers – is intertwined throughout our undergraduate program and is the basis for our national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). To meet this goal, students are prepared as educators to appreciate differing viewpoints, consider new and divergent thinking, weigh ideas carefully, evaluate conventional wisdom, and obtain accurate and useful knowledge.

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For over 25 years, K-State has utilized a Professional Development School Network with local school districts. Professional Development Schools strengthen and integrate practical field experiences and play a critical role in the professionalization of teaching. Partner schools serve as sites to integrate theory from professional studies with practice in clinical settings where fieldwork is interspersed and aligned with course work.

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Programs and Endorsements

Related Partners and Centers

Department Publications

Educational Considerations (open-access journal)

Before the Bell: Supporting New Educators eNewsletter

Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral and M.S. Theses Graduates, 1968-2020 (PDF)

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

261 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5550

Dr. F. Todd Goodson
Department Chair
Assistant Dean for Teacher Education and Accreditation
tgoodson@k-state.edu