Curriculum, Instruction & Equity

Concentration overview

Students pursuing the Curriculum, Instruction & Equity concentration will examine multiple approaches to learning and instruction in a variety of community settings and formal and informal contexts. Equity in education is a key concept, framing questions such as: 

  • How does one promote equity in learning environments through instruction and assessment, teaching and learning?  

  • How does an inquiry stance to learning and instruction promote equity in a wide range of learning environments? 

  • What are the historical contexts for equity in education, and how does knowledge of the history of teaching and learning impact current educational practice? 

This concentration aims to produce critically engaged educators and citizens who: 

  • Design and employ curriculum, instructional, and inquiry practices to promote equity and social justice across educational and community contexts, 

  • Contribute in responsive and informed ways to the communities with which they work, 

  • Serve as leaders and change agents in their respective fields, 

  • Employ, adapt, and advocate for practices in a wide range of teaching and learning contexts, communities, and public spaces, 

  • Dedicate themselves to continuous development of academic, practitioner, and community knowledge and skills. 

  • Contribute to developing a citizenry well informed about complex educational issues.

Career Opportunities

Students in this concentration have a variety of different career opportunities. Some examples are:

  • Family and community support
  • Education/youth based non-profits
  • Higher education
  • Educational programs in museums/science centers
  • Policy and legislation work
  • Graduate studies
  • And more...