NCATE Accreditation

NCATE Accredited

Curriculum & Instruction

The Department of Curriculum & Instruction meets the needs of aspiring teachers and those seeking careers as professionals in education-related fields. It guides in-service teachers and educators working in a variety of educational contexts and a range of academic fields. Anchored on current research, degree programs provide opportunities to connect theory into practice through engaging instructional practices.

Programs at the undergraduate level and selected graduate programs lead to teacher certification in a variety of content areas. Graduate programs (M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D.) have diverse offerings for those interested in advancing their knowledge and careers.

As leaders in their fields, faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction are known for their scholarly work, research-oriented activities, and student-centered approach. They embrace the spirit of NSU’s core values of excellence in teaching, appreciation for diversity, student-centeredness, and service to the community.

Message from the Department Chair

Lina ChiapponeWelcome to the Department of is Curriculum & Instruction!

Our community of educators values cross-curricular endeavors in language and literacy development in multicultural and multilingual contexts. We offer programs of study in Reading Education, TESOL, English Education, and Spanish Language Education. Our goal is to provide students with innovative opportunities to collaborate, communicate, research, and learn alongside nationally and internationally-recognized faculty. We engage with diverse educational communities to ensure the instruction of language, literacy, and literature is developed in the broadest frames of reference, and delivered through evidence-based practices across a variety of modalities. 

Our faculty members collaborate with members of other departments within the College of Education to provide support for language and literacy instruction in many undergraduate and graduate programs, including our state-approved certification programs and endorsements. The department is committed to the values of education, cultural responsiveness, global awareness, and literacy. We believe that a literate world is one that values reading, writing, listening, speaking, visual representation, and clear communication, integrating both traditional and digital literacies. Come join our learning community where we connect, interpret, and use language and literacy for the benefit of the world.

We invite you to explore our programs, which are carefully tailored to fit your career aspirations. Join us on the journey to becoming an empowered professional meeting the challenges of today's educational settings and making a difference.

Lina Lopez Chiappone, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Curriculum & Instruction
Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
Nova Southeastern University