The fundamental objective of the Department is to provide and promote knowledge and a critical understanding within three programs under the umbrella of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies, namely Educational Foundations, Inner City Studies Education, and Secondary Education. We teach knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with pre- and in-service undergraduate and graduate educational foundations and secondary education, as well as undergraduate/graduate content associated with inner city studies education. The Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies Department offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in secondary education and inner city studies education, as well as a post-baccalaureate teacher licensure program in secondary and middle level education.
Career Opportunities in Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies
Our faculty supports your pursuit of a professional career broadly in the field of education, and specifically in areas of secondary education teaching and inner city studies education. Career opportunities are available pk-12 schools, social and human service organizations, alternative educational programs, mentorship programs, community-based organizations, museums, after-school programs, and not-for-profits organizations, to name a few. Through our programs you can become an educator in a variety of capacities. Our advisors can provide you with more information to fit your specific needs.
Located at both Lech Walesa Hall (LWH) and Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS), the Department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies has spaces to accommodate the range of pedagogical needs future educators and practicing teachers need to gain access and experiences in a variety of settings. All of our facilities are state of the art with the required safety standards in place.
The Department of Educational Inquiry & Curriculum Studies programs are an accredited part of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education which is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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