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Education, Curriculum, and Instruction Minor

Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 125 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-2545; fax: 612-624-8277)
Email: cigs@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
By focusing on the curricular and instructional processes central to all educational endeavors, graduate programs within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepare students for professional roles in preK-12 education, postsecondary and research settings, educational service agencies, and business and industry. The minor in education, curriculum and instruction may include a focus in any one of the available tracks: art education; culture and teaching (at the doctoral level); elementary education; learning technologies; literacy education; mathematics education; science education; second language education; and social studies education.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students must consult with the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction regarding specific coursework and committee involvement for the minor. The Director of Graduate Studies gives final approval for the minor coursework submitted on the Graduate Degree Plan or Graduate Planning & Audit System (GPAS).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Master's
A minor at the master's level requires a minimum of 6 credits of CI-designated coursework selected in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
Doctoral
Doctoral (12 Credits)
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)
Electives (6 Credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with the director of graduate studies.
 
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CI 8131 - Curriculum and Instruction Core: Critical Examination of Curriculum in Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Central concepts, ideas, and debates in professional field of curriculum. Curriculum in general education. prereq: CI PhD or MA student or instr consent
CI 8132 - Curriculum and Instruction Core: Teaching Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Overview of research on teaching: historical perspective, modern research/findings, implications for practice/research. prereq: CI PhD or MA student or instr consent