Mar 25, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog

General Education: Curriculum and Instruction, BA (non-licensure)

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About the Program

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 non-teaching license program. It provides an educational leadership focus in an increasingly diverse, interconnected, and technology-rich world and values collaboration, community, diversity, global perspectives, inquiry, and reflection. Research on various aspects of educational practices is conducted and disseminated. A focus on theory-into-practice leads 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).
  • The Science Learning through Engineering Design (SLED) project.
  • 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.

The General Education: Curriculum & Instruction Plan of Study outlines the required courses to complete the degree.  For more information about the degree program, visit the COE Office of Advising and Recruiting.

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (29 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (45-46 credits)

English Literature Acceptable Course List

Movie and film courses are not accepted for the English literature requirement.

Electives (45-46 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements

(See your advisor for other options in creating your GECI Educational Plan of Study.)

15-16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

15 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

15 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

  • EDST 20010 - Educational Policies And Laws - Foundational Course *-**
  • Aesthetic Awareness Choice - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • UCC: Science, Technology & Society Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

  • English Literature - Credit Hours: 3.00 
  • UCC: Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Foundations of Curriculum - Credit Hours: 3.00 **
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

  • Foundations of Literacy - Credit Hours: 3.00 **
  • Science Choice - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Teaching Learners of English as a New Language- Credit Hours: 2.00 **
  • Race, Ethnic & Cultural Diversity Choice - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00

14-15 Credits


* Satisfies a University Core Requirement

** Education Courses - EDCI, EDPS and EDST (must earn a minimum grade of “C-“)

A 2.80 Graduation GPA with a “C-” or better in education courses (EDCI, EDPS, and EDST) required

32 credit hours at the 30000 level or above required

(The General Education: Curriculum & Instruction major is not a licensure program.)

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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