College of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Student experience

Welcome to a community of lifelong learners, changemakers, and educational leaders.

As a student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, you will join a community of lifelong learners committed to advancing education, improving outcomes for students, and leading change in Minnesota’s schools through research and practice. Your community will include your program peers, our world-class faculty, and our team of dedicated advising staff who will help guide you through your academic career.

Student teaching experience Student teaching experience

The University of Minnesota offers an accelerated, 13-month program where coursework and student teaching experience in the classroom build off each other to create a year of intensive preparation, learning, and reflection so you are ready to enter…

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Student research experience Student research experience

As a graduate student in the MA and PhD research program, you will have the opportunity to dive deep into your own research agenda with the support of your faculty advisors. Your research experience will be tailored to your own interests.

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Diversity and inclusion Diversity and inclusion

We are a complex and rich community, from many different walks of life. We work together to change the education system one teacher, one researcher, one specialist at a time.

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Our location

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is uniquely situated as a top research institution in a major metropolitan area home to an extremely diverse population. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro boasts a vibrant art and theatre community, cultural opportunities, schools with diverse student populations, and some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in the nation. The metro area is repeatedly ranked at the top of lists for the best park system, the most bike friendly, and the healthiest city.