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. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.8
In addition, GPA in education coursework must average 3.0 or higher (with no grade lower than a C-). Must also have a C- or better in any English composition coursework.
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