Employment Opportunities

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Our programs are preparing the next generation of teachers from pre-kindergarten through high school. We are also preparing students who aspire to pursue a teaching career in the college classrooom, as well as engage in scholarly research that will impact our local, national and international education communities.

Our Students Work to Help People

Those who pursue doctoral degrees in the Department of Learning and Instruction work closely with distinguished faculty who explore current issues in teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment. Our faculty members work in a number of subject matter areas that span from the education of young children to adults. Flexibility is also important in these programs, as students pursue a concentration in a content area of choice, along with a variety of research courses.

We offer unparalleled opportunities for hands-on experience and observation through our unique research centers. The Fisher-Price Endowed Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC) and the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI) allow our students to teach while they are learning. Additional opportunities for research are available in a variety of advanced centers and laboratories affiliated within the department.

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