Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Educators play a pivotal role in the development of the thinkers, leaders, and innovators of tomorrow. At the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, we recognize the importance of providing future teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to help young scholars achieve their full potential. We offer degree programs in elementary, bilingual and ESL, middle-level, and secondary education, as well as a variety of certifications. We’re also home to UTeach Arlington and the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain, and Education.

C&I Faculty and Staff Directory

To learn more about Department of Curriculum and Instruction, visit our Faculty and Staff Directory.

As required by Texas HB1508, applicants need to be aware of the following.

  1. In order to receive a teacher certification in Texas, you must pass a criminal history background check.
  2. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for an educator, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
  3. You have a right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency prior to admission into this program. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation.

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  • Pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator.
  • Pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical teaching.