Feb 26, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 

Curriculum and Instruction (LTIC, LTLA, LTRE, MLTL, TLCI, TLEE)

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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers course work in elementary education; middle level teaching and learning; and literacy, intercultural, and language education; including work in reading, the language arts, children’s literature, bilingual education, English as a second language, social studies education, science education, teacher education, and multicultural education in addition to course work in curriculum and instruction.

The department offers the B.S.Ed. degree with either a major in elementary education, to prepare candidates to obtain professional educator licensure in grades 1-6; or a major in middle level teaching and learning, to prepare candidates to obtain professional educator licensure in grades 5-8, which meet State of Illinois approval. Candidates who successfully complete one of these programs and pass the state mandated Teacher Performance Assessment will have completed all required ISBE and CAEP standards for receiving university recommendation for licensure. Successful completion of one of these programs without receipt of a passing score on the state mandated Teacher Performance Assessment may result in the candidate receiving a degree without university recommendation for licensure in grades 1-6(elementary education) or 5-8 (middle level grades).

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty

Sally Blake, Ph.D., University of Mississippi, professor, chair
Brenda Aranda, Ph.D., University of Texas at El Paso, assistant professor
James A. Cohen, Ph.D., Arizona State University, associate professor
Mayra C. Daniel, Ed.D., Illinois State University, associate professor
Laurie Elish-Piper, Ph.D., University of Akron, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Presidential Engagement Professor
Joseph Flynn, Ph.D., Michigan State University, associate professor
Mary Beth Henning, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, professor
Melanie D. Koss, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, associate professor
Jodi Lampi, Ph.D., Texas State University, assistant professor
Eui-kyung Shin, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, professor
Peet Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland, assistant professor
John Evar Strid, Ph.D., Northwestern University, associate professor
Melanie Walski, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, assistant professor
Donna E. Werderich, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor Corrine M. Wickens, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, associate professor
Elizabeth Wilkins, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, professor
C. Sheldon Woods, Ph.D., Kansas State University, associate professor

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