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Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction

The Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction is one of the two bureaus of the Ministry of Education that is headed by a Director. The Bureau is responsible for program planning and research for effective and efficient methods and strategies that enhance school curricula and instruction and for the management and administration of federal programs that pertain to the Bureau. The Bureau is also responsible for the performance of the duties and functions of its two divisions: the Division of Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development and the Division of Instructional Implementation and Teacher Training. The Bureau carries out these responsibilities in collaboration with the Bureau of Education Administration and the Ministry’s divisions.

Major activities for the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction include the following:

  • Directing curriculum and instructional materials development, instructional implementation, and teacher training;
  • Overseeing U.S. federal and other external grant programs for the Bureau;
  • Conducting need assessment of teachers to determine needed trainings and workshops for teachers;
  • Planning and implementing teacher training programs;
  • Developing and administering student assessments to gauge student achievement against the learning targets;
  • Recommending and implementing policies and guidelines to improve curriculum and instructional implementation;
  • Recommending and implementing the budget for the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction;
  • Submitting grant proposals to solicit program funding for new and continuing programs;
  • Reviewing and recommending program modifications to strengthen existing programs;
  • Submitting reports on the progress of the Bureau and its division units on a regular basis;
  • Serving in committees requiring participation of the Bureau and as assigned; and
  • Acting for the Ministry of Education and the other Bureau during absences and through relevant delegation of authority.

Specific functions under the Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction include the following:

  • Division of Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
    • Math Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
    • Science Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
    • Palauan Studies Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
    • English Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
    • Social Studies Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
    • Physical Education Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
    • Health Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development
  • Division of Instructional Implementation and Teacher Training
    • Math Instructional Implementation and Teacher Training
    • Science Instructional Implementation and Teacher Training
    • Palauan Studies Instructional Implementation and Teacher Training
    • English Instructional Implementation and Teacher Training
    • Social Studies Instructional Implementation and Teacher Training
  • Curriculum Grants
    • Special Education Program
    • Territories & Freely Associated States Educational Grant (T&FASEG) Program

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