Popular as a master’s program or an undergrad major that preps you for graduate work, Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) is a study in education that focuses on the best ways to teach. The field combines research in student learning and achievement with the practical development of curriculum. To stay current with changes in society, subjects, and government standards, you’ll explore new teaching trends and instructional processes, as well as tried-and-true cornerstones of education.
C&I degree programs are ideal for teachers at any level and/or those who aspire to become curriculum coordinators. Courses typically include lessons on curriculum planning and design, ways to assess a curriculum, and the execution/use of a curriculum. A passion for education is an absolute must, and it would also be helpful to be familiar with current instructional trends. Other important skills include organization, creativity, time management, and flexibility. Graduates are often hired by school districts as Instructional/Curriculum Coordinators, helping teachers not only implement top-notch curriculum but also train teachers in new processes and technologies, such as software or equipment.
Chapman University offers 2 Curriculum and Instruction degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 15 Curriculum and Instruction students graduated with students earning 13 Master's degrees, and 2 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of the Pacific Stockton, CA||16 : 1||6,447|
|San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA||33 : 1||29,032|
|San Diego State University San Diego, CA||37 : 1||35,544|
|Chapman University Orange, CA||18 : 1||9,850|
|Biola University La Mirada, CA||22 : 1||6,103|
|University of Redlands Redlands, CA||23 : 1||4,931|
|Pacific Oaks College Pasadena, CA||58 : 1||1,163|
|University of San Diego San Diego, CA||19 : 1||9,181|
|Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA||41 : 1||4,300|
|Brandman University Irvine, CA||112 : 1||10,231|
|California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA||36 : 1||38,674|
|University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA||23 : 1||10,636|
|Vanguard University of Southern California Costa Mesa, CA||26 : 1||2,175|
|Concordia University-Irvine Irvine, CA||36 : 1||3,911|
|Northcentral University La Jolla, CA||128 : 1||11,223|
|Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA||18 : 1||1,878|
|La Sierra University Riverside, CA||23 : 1||2,159|