Kremen School of Education and Human Development
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) are committed to educational equity, excellence, and empowerment through their research, service, and instruction. The department is proud to provide coursework and clinical experiences for over 500 prospective PreK-12 teachers every year. All teaching credential programs are designed to prepare teachers to be reflective thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers who are equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of teaching in a rapidly evolving world characterized by technological advances and rich sociocultural and linguistic diversity.
During 2021-22, faculty will provide courses for 34 cohorts of Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist credential candidates! We currently have educationally powerful Multiple Subject teacher residency programs in Clovis, Fresno, Madera, and Sanger Unified school districts; and an exciting new Rural Residency program with Firebaugh–Las Deltas, Golden Plains, Kerman, and Mendota Unified school districts launches in Fall 2021.
In addition to offering teacher preparation coursework, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction provides research courses for a dozen graduate programs across four departments in the Kremen School. Research faculty offer a Certificate of Advanced Study in Research Methods (CASRM), and many department faculty also teach courses in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at Fresno State (DPELFS). The department also offers the Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology (CASET). Courses in this program are often taken as electives by students in the department’s two master’s programs which serve over 100 students a year: (a) the fully online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program and (b) the Master of Arts in Education–Curriculum and Instruction option (M.A.Ed.-C&I) program, a highly flexible master’s program that can be tailored to students’ areas of professional interest.
You’re invited to visit the faculty webpages to learn more about the Curriculum and Instruction Department faculty and their professional interests. For more information about the department, please contact the Department Chair via phone or email.
Visit Us: Education Building ED 250
Mailing Address: 5005 N. Maple Ave. M/S ED2 Fresno, CA 93740-8025
Dr. Carol Fry Bohlin
- Department Chair
- Program Coordinator, M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Option
- Director, Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative
Administrative Analyst Specialist
Meet Our Faculty
For a list of all faculty members, click here.
Jacques S. Benninga
Kathryn (Kat) Biacindo
Carol Fry Bohlin
Professor • Department Chair • Program Coordinator, M.A. in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Option
Professor Emeritus • Program Coordinator, Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Technology
Patricia D. López
Lecturer • Coordinator, Office of Clinical Practice