Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

We are on the pulse of the issues and ideas that are shaping today’s learning environments, from the latest technologies to new methods for instruction. The depth of academic programs means you have variety of careers in education available. As future practitioners and researchers, our students have many opportunities within the school and in the community to develop their skills as educators.

Our graduates are working in private, public, and charter schools, as well as daycare centers, after-school programs, colleges and universities, online programs, museums, community recreation centers, and in professional settings.

You will work with faculty that has a deep interest and concern in education: they know what it means to teach. They work continuously to improve and refine their own teaching abilities as you start to develop your own teaching style.

Youth Art and Science

Children from nearby communities fill the halls of the school during our popular Saturday Art School and Saturday Science Quest programs. These programs provide both undergraduate and graduate students with some of their first teaching experiences under the guidance of our faculty.

Our Faculty

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Clinical Assistant Professor

Academic Program(s):
Arts Education
Research Area(s):
Arts-based research, practice-related research, sound studies and theories, community-based art education
Email:
ialtunta@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8115
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Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education

Academic Program(s):
Elementary Education; Transition to Teaching; Special Education
Research Area(s):
Interagency collaboration in public schools and communities; improving educational and social outcomes, especially for young people with emotional and behavioral challenges
Email:
jander2@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8155
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Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Development

Academic Program(s):
Science Education
Email:
gabuck@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8171
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Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Email:
ljburch@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8103
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Associate Professor

Academic Program(s):
Special Education
Research Area(s):
Special Education, Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, Autism, Students with Disabilities
Email:
shurwitz@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8134
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Assistant Clinical Professor

Academic Program(s):
Special Education
Research Area(s):
Education and Recidivism, Education and Incarcerated Youth
Email:
klinkers@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8251
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Executive Associate Dean

Academic Program(s):
Mathematics Education
Research Area(s):
Mathematics education policy and reform, equity in mathematics education
Email:
stlubien@iu.edu
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Professor

Academic Program(s):
Arts Education
Research Area(s):
Adolescent Art Development, Lifelong Learning, Aesthetic Experiences, Online Learning of Studio Art
Email:
mmanifol@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8133
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Professor, Director of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Academic Program(s):
Special Education
Research Area(s):
Disability, Adult Services, Policy, Employment, Community Living, Transition, Survey Research
Email:
dnord@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 855-7102
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Professor

Academic Program(s):
Special Education
Research Area(s):
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Email:
tochoa@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8135
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Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Email:
jillscot@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-3267
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Associate Professor

Academic Program(s):
Arts Education
Research Area(s):
Critical Performative Pedagogy
Email:
gweltsek@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8158

Affiliated Faculty

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Assistant Research Scientist, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Academic Program(s):
Special Education
Research Area(s):
Transition and postsecondary programs for students with Intellectual disabilities (TPSID), employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities, teacher education disability policy advocacy
Email:
andresjm@iu.edu
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Assistant Professor, IU School of Social Work

Academic Program(s):
Special Education
Research Area(s):
Disability policy and services; guardianship issues; family experiences; autism; intersections of disability with culture, health and human rights
Email:
khamre@iu.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-7896

Contact Us

Department Administrator

Chanel Stickles
curric@iu.edu
(812) 856-8100

Department Chair

Ana Maria Brannan
brannana@iu.edu
(812) 856-8119

Associate Chair

Kathryn Engebretson
kenge@iu.edu
(812) 856-8226

Student Services Coordinators

Jennifer Weideman
jmweidem@iu.edu
(812) 856-8120

Daniel Theus
dwtheus@iu.edu
(812) 856-1794

Michelle Boyll
mboyll@iu.edu
(812) 856-5109