College of Education and Human Development

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Graduate minor

Earn your graduate minor in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. This graduate program is designed for MA and PhD students who wish to gain a professional skill level in instructional practices. It is applicable for any student pursuing a professional role in:

  • PreK-12 education
  • Postsecondary and research settings
  • Educational service agencies
  • Business and industry

About this program

Areas of focus to choose from:

  • Arts in Education
  • Culture and Teaching
  • Elementary Education
  • Learning Technologies
  • Literacy Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Second Languages Education
  • Social Studies Education

MA student requirements

A minimum of 6 credits of CI-designated coursework is required for students at a master's level. CI courses must be selected with the consultation of the Director of Graduate Studies.

PhD student requirements

A doctoral minor requires at least 12 credits, including:

  • CI 8131- Curriculum and Instruction core: Critical Examination of Curriculum in Context (3.0 cr)
  • CI 8132- Curriculum and Instruction Core: Teaching Theory and Research (3.0 cr)

Plus Electives (6 Credits): Courses will be selected in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

    Application deadline and instructions

    Submit a request to add a graduate education minor. When the request has been processed you will receive an email notification. To officially declare the minor after the request is processed, you will submit your minor degree plan in GPAS (Grad Planning & Audit System) for approval by the program.

    If you are a non-degree student who is not actively enrolled in a University degree program, please complete the following form for a registration request and see further required actions.

    Contact the graduate studies coordinator with any questions.


    We’re here to help. Simply click below to get in touch with a member of our staff.