About C&I


Welcome to the Department of Curriculum & Instruction in the Reich College of Education! We are confident that your desire to become a teacher has led you to Appalachian. The department offers fully accredited undergraduate and graduate programs.

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)