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The Department of

Curriculum & Teaching

Our Mission

The Department of Curriculum and Teaching, established in 1938, was the first department in the U.S. devoted to the scholarly study of problems of curriculum and teaching across all subjects and all levels of schooling, from early childhood through the education of teachers and supervisors.

Preparing the Next Generation

We aim to prepare the next generation of outstanding educators who have broad repertoires of knowledge, practices, and dispositions that enable all children, including those who have acquired labels, to gain access to and succeed with the kind of education that historically has been reserved for children of privilege.
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Department Mission

  • Introduction to the Department

    The Department of Curriculum and Teaching, established in 1938, was the first department in the U.S. devoted to the scholarly study of problems of curriculum and teaching across all subjects and all levels of schooling, from early childhood through the education of teachers and supervisors. Broad questions about the nature, purpose, and design of curriculum and about the theory and practice of teaching remain at the core of all department programs. Addressing these questions in contemporary times calls for critical analyses of the ways in which curriculum, teaching, and schooling contribute to social inequalities, and a commitment to educating for social justice. 
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  • Aramaki named Executive Director of Schools for the Southeast Region in Seattle

    Mr. Kelly Aramaki, graduate of the first class of the Inclusive Education program in 1999, has been appointed Executive Director of Schools for the Southeast Region of the Seattle Public School system. Read more...