General Education: Curriculum and Instruction, BA

Elementary teachers have tremendous influence on the children they teach. The elementary education program will prepare you to become a teacher through a combination of coursework and supervised experiences, called “clinical practice”, in grade school classrooms.


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.

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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