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Field of Study: Curriculum and Instruction


Curriculum and instruction programs prepare people to plan and create sets of courses for schools and education programs.



In curriculum and instruction programs students learn to design courses for specific ages, grade levels, and subjects. They also learn how to use and evaluate teaching materials.

Curriculum and instruction programs include topics such as:

  • Instructional methods
  • Learning styles
  • Goal setting and evaluation
  • Statistics and social research methods

To enter a curriculum and instruction program, students must have a bachelor's degree.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.