About Us

Mission Statement

In the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, we are dedicated to developing and implementing transformational educational experiences that include the following elements:

  • Research-based practices for teaching and learning
  • Consistent experiences with authentic contexts and assignments
  • Diversity of perspectives, values, and communities
  • Continual opportunities for reflection towards the development of empathy for all people and empowerment to work on behalf of all students

We are a faculty that seeks to help our students critically question and deconstruct the complex intersections of environmental, cultural, historical, and political factors that influence and affect teaching and learning. We are a faculty who participate in engaged scholarship that develops knowledge with and for education practitioners, both formal and informal (or communities of practice). We are a faculty that strives to model reflection, advocacy, and care for community in order to work toward an equitable, democratic, and sustainable society.

(Revised Fall 2016)  


Inclusive Practices in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University is committed to supporting our students and fostering an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment, in the classroom and in the broader university community. We are a faculty that strives to model reflection, advocacy, and care for community in order to work toward an equitable, democratic, and sustainable society. We value your participation in this process. If you feel that our courses, programs, or department fall short of this commitment, we encourage you to engage in dialogue with your instructor and/or other program faculty. 

Please visit the following links (https://edc.appstate.edu/equity-issues) for information related to Appalachian State University’s Title IX and (http://academicaffairs.appstate.edu/syllabi) for the most up-to-date policies on students with special needs, academic integrity, religious observances, and student engagement with courses.

(Revised Fall 2021)