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.



Recent events

Eric Litwin on stage with teachers with them all singing and waving their hands in the air


The 50th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference

Author and singer/songwriter Eric Litwin leads teachers in a song on April 13, 2018.

Participants in the African American Families conference, including Waterloo Mayor Quintin Hart, converse after a session.

The 7th Annual African American Children and Families Conference

Faculty, students, administrators and community members engage in conversations at the African American Children and Families Conference 2018, themed "Pass It On: Lessons Learned from Our Ancestors."

For more recent events, visit News and Accolades.