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SETH | Curriculum and Instruction

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by Dr.Vivian Vasquez

Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction (C and I) homepage, in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health (SETH) at American University.

The SETH faculty labored over creating a C and I program, which could provide new ways of thinking about curriculum and instructional issues in educational settings and beyond. One difference lies in our emphasis on the importance of understanding the relationship between theory and practice, where as noted by Larson and Marsh, theory is practice, and practice is theorized as practice is transformed over time. Students in the C and I programs are given multiple opportunities to build a theoretical toolkit for teaching and learning that includes critical literacies and new information communication technologies to create space for developing a deeper understanding of what it means to support diverse learners.

Our theorized practices in the C and I programs are grounded in a commitment to social justice and equity.


Are you interested in:

  • Extended study in Literacy or Global Literacy?
  • Innovative and effective instructional design and pedagogy for diverse populations?
  • Becoming a leader in the field of education?
  • Seeking National Board for the Professional Teaching Standards Certification (NBPTS) ?

Then please spend time visiting this site…

Future graduates will have an opportunity to use their expertise to take on the following types of work:

  • Specialists in Schools
  • Literacy Specialists in Non-educational settings
  • Literacy Coaches, Mentors, and Tutors
  • Curriculum Designers
  • Educational Consultants
  • Educational Administrators

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
The C and I program follows the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) guidelines for advanced programs and offers the opportunity for students to earn National Board for the Professional Teaching Standards Certification.