Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is composed of elementary education, secondary education, and literacy. Reading education is required in the professional education component of all undergraduate teacher education/certification programs. The College of Education seeks to prepare professionals who value and demonstrate reflective practice and ethical decision making through respecting diversity, honoring difference, and promoting social justice.

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Programs

Professor Cynthia C. Sunal, Department Head
Office: 201C Graves Hall
cvsunal@ua.edu
205-348-8264

Faculty

Department Head and Professor
  • Cynthia Sunal
Program Coordinators
  • Holly Swain, Elementary
  • Karen Spector, Secondary
Professors
  • Miguel Mantero
  • Dennis Sunal
  • Elizabeth K. Wilson
Associate professors
  • Julianne Coleman
  • Janie Hubbard
  • Jonathan Shemwell
  • Karen Spector
  • Jeremy Zelkowski
Assistant professors
  • Melanie Acosta
  • Justin Boyle
  • Cory Callahan
  • Lauren Colley
  • Kristin Harbour
  • Tracey Hodges
  • Alison Hooper
  • Latrise Johnson
  • Jee Kyung Suh
  • Bedrettin Yazan
Clinical associate professor
  • Melisa Fowler
Clinical assistant professors
  • Lisa Matherson
  • Holly Swain

Courses

CEE
304
Hours
3
Teach Elem School Scienc

Teaching experiences related to K-6 children's learning of science, with emphasis on teaching strategies that use inquiry approaches. Admission to Teacher Education Program is required.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 370 with a minimum passing grade of C-
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CEE 366 and CEE 401 and CEE 478 and CEE 496 and BER 450
CEE
320
Hours
3
Survey Elementary Eductn

Surveys elementary education as a professional career. Students become acquainted with factors affecting successful teaching in the elementary school.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CEE 491, CRD 369

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