Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction proudly boasts of its status as the oldest department at Grambling State University. Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1964, the department is committed to preparing teachers and other school professionals who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become successful career educators.
The major purpose of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to develop educators who demonstrate competency in their respective areas of responsibility, exhibit characteristics of reflective practitioners, utilize research and best practices, are informed decision-makers and advocates for children, and who hold themselves accountable to their clients, to the community, and to the profession.
The Department offers 17 degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level, serving over 450 declared majors seeking certification as PK-3, 4-8, and 7-12 regular and/or special education teachers and other professional educators. Excellent advising and close supervision helps to ensure candidate success. Current trends, best practices in research, collaboration, reflection, technology use and professional development support and enhance candidates’ experiences throughout their matriculation. Performance assessments and professional standards are inherent in the program design. Faculty is committed to providing comprehensive educator preparation programs that include courses and experiences dedicated to producing highly qualified educators who are knowledgeable, skilled and compassionate masters of subject matter content, facilitators of learning, and nurturers of affective behaviors.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction fosters collaboration with other departments and colleges at the university and encourages active participation of all stakeholders in program planning, implementation, and evaluation that is aligned with the unit’s conceptual framework and the University’s mission for the preparation of teachers and other school professionals.
Contact: Dr. Cheyrl Ensley
Interim Department Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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