Katherine Norris, Ed.D. Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction! Thank you for taking the time to stop by our homepage. We appreciate your interest in learning more about the department, and we invite you to take a moment to explore our innovative programs and get to know our outstanding faculty.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers exceptional programs in elementary, secondary, and special education. Our teacher education programs are unique, having a targeted focus on urban education and culturally responsive practices. We have received national recognition through the Council of Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The Curriculum and Instruction faculty are innovative and have created outstanding projects. The 4-year elementary degree program offers some unique STEM and international components that are designed to prepare “World-Class Teachers for an Interdependent World”. We are also proud of our Metropolitan Teacher Residency Program, which is designed to attract career changers and paraprofessionals to the teaching profession.
The graduates of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction have moved on to esteemed careers in teaching in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s County, and in Public School Systems throughout the nation. Our department is proud for having graduated several students that have gone on to become Teacher of the Year!
Prospective students, you are welcome to consider the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as you contemplate your future career in education. We would be honored to serve you! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about our programs!
Katherine Norris, Ed.D
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
2441 4th Street NW
Washington, DC 20059