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College of Education and Teacher Education

General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure)

College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The curriculum and instruction major is a non-licensure program that provides educational leadership in an increasingly diverse, interconnected and technology-rich world and that 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.

This major is highly customizable and includes more than 40 credit hours of electives. For a detailed plan of study, contact the College of Education Office of Advising and Recruiting at education-advising@purdue.edu or 765-494-7962.