lynn kirkland headshotDepartment Chair, Lynn Kirkland, Ed.D.
Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Thank you for visiting the Department of Curriculum & Instruction website. As part of a great research university, our department offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Arts Education, Special Education, and English as a Second Language. Our programs are fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction faculty are internationally and nationally recognized providing expertise in their respective disciplines. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, faculty contribute to the development of dynamic teachers and educational communities in a global society. Our graduate studies, including a doctoral program in early childhood education, provide knowledgeable professionals and leaders in the field.

The Graduate Programs within the School of Education are ranked in the top third in the nation, with innovative course delivery and programs as the hallmark of our work.  Experiential-based learning occurs throughout our programs as we partner with schools and agencies to prepare teachers for the twenty first century.

We welcome your inquiries into our programs as you seek opportunities to touch the world through the education profession.  Go Blazers!

Lynn D. Kirkland, Ed.D.

Professor and Chair

Latest News

CI Alum Jake Craft receives Alabama Power New Teacher award. Photo credit: The North Jefferson News
Amber Ortiz, an alum of the Elementary and Early Childhood Education program, wins One Class at a Time grant
Learn about the new faculty in the Department of CI - Fran Perkins and Josie Prado
UAB Student Alabama Education Association makes generous donation
Grant partnership between UAB and Jefferson County creating better teachers
UAB-Teach Through UABTeach, undergraduate students can earn a STEM degree and become a teacher in just 4 years. Learn more.
tonya perry w UAB Education professor to help lead national conference. Read more.
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Tondra Loder Jackson Teaching Local area high-schoolers get a peek into the world of teaching. Read more.
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C & I was well represented at the 2013 Urban Sites Network Conference.  Presentations from the department included:
  • Sharon Abrams, ECE Doctoral Student-Roundtable Leader
  • Drs. Lois Christensen and Tondra Loder-Jackson-The Civil Rights Movement Pre-Conference Session
  • Drs. Tonya Perry and Bruce McComiskey-Common Core State Standards Pre-Conference Session
  • Jennifer Summerlin-"The Modern Day Slave Trade: Potential Uses of Powerful Literary Pieces in Understanding and Promoting Social Acceptance in the 21st Century Classroom Community"
  • Terry Harbison, Calvin Woodruff, Anne Kreider, Laura Ashley Missildine, & Tia Rutledge, Graduate Students from UAB-"A Place for Young Adult Literature:  A Beginning Teacher's Perspective"
  • Jasmine Clisby, Katie Mullinax, Katie Tibbett, Tiffany Ellis, Denise Ingram, and Laura Ashley Missildine-"Implementing Differentiation in the Secondary School Classroom
  • Jeremiah Clabough, Susan Seay, & Nefertari Yancie-"The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword:  Writing Activities with Issues of Social Justice"