Curtis Turner

Portrait Curtis Turner

Curtis Turner

Associate Teaching Professor, Alternative Licensure Program Coordinator
Teaching and Learning
Osborne Center A331


Curtis Turner, a seasoned educator with over three decades of dedication to nurturing young minds, aims to serve as an inspiring figure in the field of education. With a diverse range of roles, ranging from classroom teaching to administrative leadership, Turner has accumulated a wealth of experience that he hopes will prove valuable to anyone he has the privilege to mentor.

Beginning his journey as a dedicated teacher, Turner's passion for education and mathematics propelled him into leadership positions, including that of a Principal and later a Community College Dean. Throughout his career, he has embodied a spirit of lifelong learning, consistently striving to innovate and enhance educational experiences for both students and colleagues.

As a professor, Turner has shared his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring educators, instilling in them the same dedication and passion that has defined his own career. His diverse experience has not only aided in enriching the minds of countless students but has also served as a testament to the power of perseverance and intellectual curiosity.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Turner's proudest achievement lies in his family. As a devoted father and grandfather, he cherishes the opportunity to impart wisdom, support, and love to the generations that follow in his footsteps. His roles as a father and grandfather exemplify his commitment to nurturing growth, both in the classroom and within his own family circle.

Through his unwavering dedication to the field, Curtis Turner hopes to cement his reputation as a true luminary in the field of education, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire for generations to come.

Courses Taught

  • UTED 1010 - Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
  • UTED 1020 - Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
  • UTED 2010 - Knowing and Learning
  • UTED 4730 - Apprentice Teaching/Seminar