General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure)
The curriculum and instruction major is for those interested in a career in the field of education but not necessarily classroom teaching. This major is a non-teaching license program. It provides an educational leadership focus in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and technology-rich world and values collaboration, community, diversity, global perspectives, inquiry, and reflection. Research on various aspects of educational practices is conducted and disseminated. A focus on theory-into-practice leads to new discoveries in the teaching and learning process across a wide variety of educational contexts. Sample signature areas of discovery include:
- Challenges of acquiring academic language for English language learners (ELLs).
- The Science Learning through Engineering Design (SLED) project.
- Study abroad and internationalization efforts by colleges and universities.
- Impact of technology on citizenship and citizenship education.
- Postsecondary learner's development of mathematics content knowledge.
Two key themes (social justice and diversity and K-12 STEM education) and four key strands (innovation, collaboration, advancement, and leadership) run through and guide the program.
Plan of Study
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Careers in General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure)
- Childcare worker
- Camp counselor
- Graduate or professional school (e.g., child psychologist, school counselor)
- Policy maker
Transfer to General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure)
Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.
Minimum GPA: 2.8
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