Professor awarded NSF grant to assist middle-school astronomy students — College of Education associate professor Julia Plummer and two other educators have received a three-year, National Science Foundation grant worth $1.387 million to develop and study three middle school labs that will support students’ spatial thinking in astronomy.
Welcome to Curriculum & Instruction
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C I) at Penn State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and many options for teacher certification.
There is a growing demand for graduates of teacher education programs. This department offers professional programs leading to certification in early childhood (PK-4), middle-level education (grades 4-8), and in a variety of discipline areas leading to certification at the secondary-school level. Admission to a specific teacher certification program occurs only after a student applies to a particular program during or at the conclusion of the freshman year. This department also provides a variety of clinical field experiences, including student teaching.
Degrees We Offer
With emphases in five areas: