Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Button: Explore All Neag School Academic ProgramsThe Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) within the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs of study for preservice as well as in-service educators, focused on preparing leaders to serve at all levels of education.

The 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s national rankings for specialty programs in the Special Education category include the Neag School’s program in this area, tied at No. 13.

Tutita Casa, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

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EDCI offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs of study for both pre-service and in-service educators. The primary focus of our faculty is the preparation of leaders to serve all levels of education.

Graduate students in EDCI may pursue a Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction; a Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction; or a Sixth-Year Diploma in professional education. Graduate certificates are also available in certain areas.

EDCI faculty members conduct research reflecting their interests in such areas as language and literacy; math and science education; social studies education and media literacy; bilingual education and biliteracy; and technology and new literacies. They also hold national leadership positions, are recipients of major research grants, serve as consultants to state agencies and public schools, and have received local and national recognition for their teaching and scholarship. 

Curriculum and Instruction Programs

Master of Arts Program

  • Bilingual and Bicultural Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Music Education
  • Reading Education
  •  Secondary Education
    • English Education
    • Mathematics Education
    • Music Education
    • Science Education
    • Social Studies/History Education
    • World Language Education

Sixth-Year Program

For a full list of sixth-year certificate programs, please consult the Graduate Catalog, (opens in a new window) in PDF format.

Ph.D. Program

  • Bilingual and Bicultural Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • World Language Education