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

Picture of Carolyn Weber and Sarah Montgomery, with text Episode 124: elementary citizenship from a century ago with Carolyn Weber and Sarah Montgomery

Carolyn Weber, assistant professor of elementary and middle level education, and Sarah Montgomery, associate professor of elementary education, were recently featured in a Vision of Education podcast on rural Iowa schools.

Cunningham Elementary Students Reading

A generous donation from Scholastic Books, procured by assistant professor  Nandita Gurjar,  allowed the UNI African American Read In to donate books to 12 local schools' libraries. Cunningham Elementary School students were among the many students to benefit from the donation.   

Hip hop literacy students in China

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. 

For more recent events, visit News and Accolades.