Curriculum & Instruction

Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction! 

Robin Dada

We are the academic home to elementary education, early childhood education, middle level education, instructional technology, literacy education and school library studies. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Department Head Dr. Robin Dada  

We are pleased to welcome Robin Dada as our new department head!  Dada has a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and recently served as the College of Education dean at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates.



Upcoming events

Local children's author Maribeth Boelts will be speaking on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:00 pm in Curris Business Building 109.  The event is organized by the Student Elementary and Early Childhood Association (SEECA). 

Recent events

China Trip

Hip Hop Literacy

Four Waterloo students went to China to perform at the annual Hangzhou Citizens Leisure Festival, as a part of the International Young People’s Concert Group, in October along with Shuaib Meacham, associate professor of literacy education. 


UNI students and families pose with furniture they have made out of newspapers


Supplies on Hand

On September 9, a new student group, Supplies on Hand, held a workshop on making classroom furniture out of recycled materials. The group learned these techniques at a workshop this summer in Reggio Emilia, Italy.


Two women pose in a European street


Study Abroad

While elementary and middle level major Jayd Brown (left) studied Spanish language and culture in Oviedo, Spain in June 2018, she enjoyed a visit from associate professor of elementary education Sarah Montgomery (right).




For more recent events, visit News and Accolades.