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2021 Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools

61 Colleges
$49,708 Avg Salary
$36,052 Avg Student Debt

With 18,767 degrees and certificates handed out in 2018-2019, curriculum and instruction is the #6 most popular major in the United States.

It's not easy to decide which teaching program to enroll in when you have so many options available. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Teaching Degree Search has created the Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 61 schools in the United States to see which online programs were the most popular for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online curriculum programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

Our 2021 rankings named Liberty University the most popular online school in the United States for curriculum and instruction students. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

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#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Capella University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. Capella University is a very large private for-profit school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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Out of the 61 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of South Carolina - Columbia landed the # 3 spot on the list. UofSC is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia.

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#4

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The excellent online programs at George Mason University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best curriculum and instruction schools in the United States. GMU is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fairfax.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Phoenix - Arizona. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. UOPX - Arizona is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the large city of Tempe.

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University of South Florida - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the large city of Tampa, USF Tampa is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Curriculum majors at USF Tampa take out an average of $45,945 in student loans while working on their egree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $536, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #7 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools ranking. Texas A&M College Station is a very large public school located in the city of College Station.

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#8

University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

University of Toledo did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for curriculum and instruction students. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the large city of Toledo, University of Toledo is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County ranked #8 on this year’s Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools list. UMBC is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Baltimore.

After completing their degree, curriculum graduates from UMBC carry an average student debtload of $28,175. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $328.

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#10

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, PA

Robert Morris University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best curriculum and instruction programs. Located in the large suburb of Moon Township, RMU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools award.

Rank College Location
11 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
11 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
11 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO

View the Most Popular Online Curriculum & Instruction Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, curriculum and instruction has other similar majors worth exploring.

Curriculum Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 27 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Disarnot.

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