The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University offers undergraduate degrees resulting in elementary, middle level, and secondary teacher certification and Master’s, Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees in C & I, with a cognate. Cognates include media literacy and educational technology. Financial assistance is available. The mission of the department reflects Baylor’s mission to offer students a strong academic and Christian experience in higher education, preparing leaders for the future. Media literacy is a new strand but a key part of preparing educational leaders at all levels and for many roles. Dr. Gretchen Schwarz works in media literacy, especially in the area of graphic novels.