Curriculum & Instruction

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
18,767
growing 4.39%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,508
growing 4.33%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$30,525
growing 2.82%
Average Wage
$55,844
growing 1.69%
People in Workforce
5.08M
growing 1.11%
Average Employee Age
46.5
growing 0.694%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Curriculum & Instruction degree recipients are Portland, OR, Millcreek, UT, and Scottsdale, AZ. The locations with a relatively high number of Curriculum & Instruction degree recipients are Demorest, GA, Peru, NE, and Georgetown, KY. The most common degree awarded to students studying Curriculum & Instruction is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and the types of students that study this field. Western Governors University awards the most degrees in Curriculum & Instruction in the US, but Concordia University-Portland and Piedmont College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Curriculum & Instruction.

Tuition costs for Curriculum & Instruction majors are, on average, $7,508 for in-state public colleges, and $30,525 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Curriculum & Instruction programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (247 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (9,435 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Curriculum & Instruction

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Curriculum & Instruction, is Public, 4-year or above (9,435 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Curriculum & Instruction programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,508
Median In-State Public
$30,525
Median Out of State Private

Western Governors University has the most Curriculum & Instruction degree recipients, with 1,201 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 49.9%
  2. 39.9%
  3. 26.1%

Out of all institutions that offer Curriculum & Instruction programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Concordia University-Portland has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Curriculum & Instruction, with 49.9%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Curriculum & Instruction

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Curriculum & Instruction by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Curriculum & Instruction.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Education graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Education majors is $55,844 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

The industry that employs the most Education majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Water transportation.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Curriculum & Instruction is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
$55,844
Average Wage in Workforce
± $518
1.69%
1 Year Growth
± 1.29%

The average salary for Education majors is $55,844 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Education majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Education majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Secondary school teachers, and Education administrators.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Education majors working as Elementary & middle school teachers, Special education teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Education majors are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Curriculum & Instruction is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
5.08M
2019 Workforce
± 54,398
1.11%
1 Year Growth
± 1.5%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.11%, from 5.02M in 2018 to 5.08M in 2019.

The largest single share of Education graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (31.2%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Education by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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The highest paying industries of Education majors, by average wage, are Water transportation, Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing, and Oil & gas extraction.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Curriculum & Instruction is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
5.08M
2019 Workforce
± 54,398
1.11%
1 Year Growth
± 1.5%

The number of Education graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 1.11%, from 5.02M in 2018 to 5.08M in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Education graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Education.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Curriculum & Instruction is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Education majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Education in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Education is 46.5.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Education degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Education (12,800 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Curriculum & Instruction is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
46.5
Average Age in 2019
± 0.149 Years
0.694%
1 Year Change
± 0.452%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Education. The most common ages of employees with this major are 48 and 47 years old, which represent 2.67% and 2.6% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Curriculum & Instruction are Masters Degree, Research Doctorate, and Post-Masters Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Curriculum & Instruction is from the 2 Digit Course Education.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Education are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (82.4%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    12,800 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,850 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,518 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Curriculum & Instruction for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Female
    9,282 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,858 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,370 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Masters Degree recipients in Curriculum & Instruction. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Curriculum & Instruction is from the 2 Digit Course Education.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,862 degree recipients
  2. Philippines
    30,953 degree recipients
  3. Cuba
    26,687 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Algeria
    4.65 times more than expected
  2. USSR
    3.6 times more than expected
  3. Uzbekistan
    3.54 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Algeria that hold Education degrees (4.65 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (53,862 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Curriculum & Instruction field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Curriculum & Instruction majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Curriculum & Instruction majors need more than the average amount of Management of Material Resources, Learning Strategies, and Operations Analysis.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Curriculum & Instruction majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Material Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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