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General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure)

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Focus on educational leadership in today's increasingly interconnected and technology-rich world with a degree in general education. 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.

Learn about collaboration, community, diversity, global perspectives, inquiry, and reflection. Research various aspects of educational practices and focus on theory-into-practice to lead 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).
  • 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.


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

College of Education

Careers in General Education: Curriculum and Instruction (non-licensure)

  •   Researcher
  •   Policy Maker
  •   Graduate or Professional School

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