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.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers 2 Curriculum and Instruction degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 77 Curriculum and Instruction students graduated with students earning 53 Master's degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 2 Curriculum and Instruction degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 23 Curriculum and Instruction students graduated with students earning 23 Master's degrees.
Walden University offers 6 Curriculum and Instruction degree programs. It's a very large, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 91 Curriculum and Instruction students graduated with students earning 86 Master's degrees, 4 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN||21 : 1||51,327|
|University of St Thomas Saint Paul, MN||24 : 1||9,824|
|Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN||32 : 1||13,049|
|Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul, MN||60 : 1||5,137|
|Winona State University Winona, MN||25 : 1||7,605|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, MN||28 : 1||5,747|
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN||54 : 1||5,548|
|Bemidji State University Bemidji, MN||31 : 1||4,897|
|The College of Saint Scholastica Duluth, MN||16 : 1||3,906|
|St Catherine University Saint Paul, MN||18 : 1||4,401|
|Walden University Minneapolis, MN||221 : 1||48,420|
|Capella University Minneapolis, MN||175 : 1||37,859|