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Curriculum & Instruction|College of Education

Graduate Programs in Education with Specialization in Curriculum & Instruction

Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs at the University of Wyoming. The Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) programs are collaborative graduate programs made of faculty from the departments of Educational Studies, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and Secondary Education.

What to expect in C&I:

  • Challenging courses taught by respected education scholars, thought-provoking readings and discussion delivered through a variety of formats, including distance education
  • Opportunities to conduct research with or under Curriculum & Instruction faculty members
  • Opportunities to participate in professional conferences, including the expectation that graduate students will make scholarly presentations at professional conferences
  • Those who are awarded graduate assistantships will have the opportunities to co-teach with a faculty member or independently teach an undergraduate course in the teacher education program

The C & I program offers advanced coursework for educational professionals interested in pursuing their Master's of Arts (M.A.) degree as well as for educational professionals in pursuing either a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).

Our MA is for classroom teachers who are interested and committed to sharpening their professional craft. This program includes courses in curriculum, instruction, assessment, multicultural education, and educational research. In addition, teachers identify an area of interest and choose classes which help them develop a specific area of specialization.

Our Ed.D. Program is for classroom teachers who have a masters degree and are interested in advanced study with the primary intention of remaining in school districts while advancing their leadership potentials both inside and outside the classroom. Our Ph.D. is for those educational professionals whose advanced study might someday lead them to research-oriented careers, primarily working in university settings.

Any of our graduate students can earn their degree in conjunction with a graduate minor in Educational Research through the UW Professional Studies department.

The C & I program is home to specific areas of specializations including specific certificate/endorsement programs. These include:

  • classes that lead to the Early Childhood Endorsement on a state teaching license
  • English as a Second Language Certificate program, which leads to state endorsement
  • Literacy Certificate program, which leads to a state endorsement
  • Teachers of American Indian Children certificate program, which leads to a state endorsement

The C & I program also is home to four endowed faculty members in literacy education, mathematics education, and science education. These are in addition to a variety of other academic interests which characterize the faculty in the program.

C & I programs are accredited through NCATE.  The University of Wyoming is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Should we be able to answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working and learning with you!

John Kambutu
Kate Welsh
Michelle Buchanan

Heads of Curriculum & Instruction departments

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