General Education: Curriculum and Instruction, BA

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.


About the 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.

Looking to complement your General Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree with another specialty? Certificate programs in Collaborative Leadership, Data Science, Public Policy, and many others are available!

Plan of Study

To view a detailed Plan of Study for the BA in General Education: Curriculum and Instruction degree, please visit the Purdue University Course Catalog.

Transfer Information

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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