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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

General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure) Webpage

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


Contact Information

College of Education
(765) 494-2345
education-advising@purdue.edu

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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
  •   Researcher
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