The Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares prospective teachers committed to ethical instruction and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners and prepares researchers and educational leaders for careers in university settings and in any number of government and precollege school settings.  The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is comprised of programs in early childhood/elementary education and secondary curriculum, teaching, and learning.  Degrees are listed and certifications that can be obtained are listed below each degree.

Department Head:  Dr. Miguel Mantero 

Main Office:  201 Graves


Elementary Education Secondary Education

Degrees

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

  • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education and Early Education (K-6 and PreK-3)
  • Secondary Education
    • English Language Arts (6-12); Foreign Language (French, German, Latin, or Spanish) (6-12 or P-12); General Social Science (6-12); Mathematics (6-12); Science

MASTER OF ARTS

  • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Secondary Education
    • Biology (6-12); Chemistry (6-12); English Language Arts (6-12); English as a Second Language (P-12); Foreign Language (French, German, Latin, or Spanish) (6-12 or P-12); Geography (6-12); General Social Science (6-12); Mathematics (6-12); Reading (P-12)

MASTER OF ARTS (Alternative Route)

The Alternative Master of Arts degree is aimed at students with an undergraduate degree in a non-teaching field who wish to gain an alternative A certificate which enables them to teach in the public schools.

  • Elementary and Early Childhood Education
    • Elementary Education and Early Education (K-6 and PreK-3)
  • Secondary Education
    • Biology (6-12); Chemistry (6-12); English For Speakers of Other Languages (P-12); Foreign Language (French, German, Latin, or Spanish) (6-12 or P-12); Geography (6-12) ;General Social Science (6-12); General Science; General Social Science Geography; Mathematics (6-12); Physics; Physics and Mathematics (6-12)

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST

  • Elementary Education
    • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Secondary Education
    • Biology (6-12); Chemistry (6-12) ;English For Speakers of Other Languages (P-12); English Language Arts (6-12); Geography (6-12) ;History (6-12); Mathematics (6-12)

DOCTORAL DEGREES

Certificates

People

Dr. Tammy Brown

Clinical Associate Professor, C&I
tammy.c.brown@ua.edu

Dr. Cory Callahan

Associate Professor, Secondary Social Science
cwcallahan@ua.edu

Dr. Julianne Coleman

Professor, Elementary Literacy Education
jucoleman@ua.edu

elementary literacy teacher ed. Pk-6
visual literacy
comprehension of multimodal science texts

Dr. Melisa Fowler

Clinical Associate Professor, Elementary/Science Education
mfowler@ua.edu

professional development
female science identity
STEM in elementary education

Dr. Tracey Hodges

Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
thodges@ua.edu

website

Dr. Alison Hooper

Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education
alhooper2@ua.edu

Dr. Janie Hubbard

Associate Professor, Elementary Social Studies
hubba018@ua.edu

cultural issues
elementary education
social studies teacher education

Dr. Todd Hutner

Assistant Professor, Secondary Science
tlhutner@ua.edu

education policy
teacher cognition
teacher education

Dr. Latrise Johnson

Associate Professor, Secondary English Language Arts
lpjohnson5@ua.edu

literacy
qualitative inquiry/methodology
writing instruction

Dr. Cailin Kerch

Clinical Assistant Professor
cjkerch@ua.edu

Becca Langford

Program Assistant, C&I
relangford@ua.edu
201 Graves Hall

Dr. Miguel Mantero

Department Head and Professor, Educational Linguistics
mmantero@ua.edu

Dr. Lisa Matherson

Clinical Associate Professor, Secondary Social Science
lhmatherson@ua.edu 
205-348-3125

Ginny Prosch

Elementary Education Support
veprosch@ua.edu
(205) 348-6092
204 Graves

Dr. Jonathan Shemwell

Associate Professor, Secondary Science Education
jtshemwell@ua.edu
205-348-9258

science education

Stephen Smith

C&I Travel and Grant Support
slsmith13@ua.edu
204 Graves
205-348-6070

Dr. Karen Spector

Associate Professor, Secondary English Language Arts
kspector@ua.edu
205-348-5618

Dr. Jee Kyung Suh

Assistant Professor, Science Education
jksuh@ua.edu

Dr. Holly Hilboldt Swain

Clinical Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education & Literacy
hhswain@ua.edu

Dr. Casedy Thomas

Assistant Professor, Secondary Mathematics
cathomas14@ua.edu

Amanda Wells

Secondary Program Support
ajwells1@ua.edu
204 Graves Hall

Dr. Liza Wilson

Senior Associate Dean & Professor, Secondary Social Science
ewilson@ua.edu

Dr. Sheunghyun Yeo

Assistant Professor, Elementary Mathematics
syeo@ua.edu

Dr. Jeremy Zelkowski

Associate Professor, Secondary Mathematics
jzelkowski@ua.edu

mathematical college readiness
measurement in mathematics education
programmatic design

website