The department of Curriculum & Instruction encompasses 7 educational degree programs: Early Childhood, Elementary, Elementary/Collaborative K-6, Physical Education P-12, Collaborative K-6, Collaborative 6-12, and Art Education P-12. The department also collaborates with the College of Arts and Sciences offering courses for secondary certification (6-12) to our English, history, social sciences, math and sciences majors.
Faculty members in Curriculum & Instruction offer a vast range of teaching experiences and research interests. Each faculty member has P-12 teaching experience they integrate into their courses. Our research interests include clinical teaching experiences and their impact on beginning teachers, differentiated instruction, and early childhood learning.
Curriculum & Instruction’s faculty members are dedicated to creating Athens State University success stories and take great pride in producing some of Alabama’s best teacher candidates. This is accomplished through high student expectations delivered through a genuine and caring atmosphere. Faculty work diligently to update courses ensuring quality and the latest in research based methods. Curriculum & Instruction the faculty embraces the ideal of meeting our students’ needs treating each as an individual.
Our faculty members are very productive and proactive in their teaching and advising. A typical work week consists of 10 office hours, teaching 4 courses in various formats including online and traditional, supervising interns, participating in field experience activities, advising as many as 140 students at varying stages of their programs, teaching in P-12 settings to remain current in their experiences and researching in areas of interest. Our faculty is dedicated to continual course improvement and using the latest technology and pedagogy to deliver course content. Our faculty prides themselves in taking our students from where they are to graduates who are well prepared for today’s classrooms.