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2021 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools

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Finding the Best Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate School for You

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.

The Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools ranking is one of many tools that Teaching Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 106 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular graduate certificate programs for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Curriculum & Instruction program at each school on the list.

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

#1

Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

Our 2021 rankings named Piedmont College the most popular school in the United States for curriculum and instruction students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the town of Demorest, Piedmont College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Of the 373 students majoring in curriculum at Piedmont College, 14% are male and 86% are female.

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#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

The in-demand graduate certificate programs at Liberty University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular curriculum and instruction schools in the United States. Liberty University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Lynchburg.

Of the 147 students majoring in curriculum at Liberty University, 20% are male and 80% are female.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The in-demand graduate certificate programs at George Mason University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular curriculum and instruction schools in the United States. GMU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax.

Of the 96 students majoring in curriculum at GMU, 14% are male and 86% are female.

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Out of the 106 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of West Florida landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Pensacola, UWF is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 74% of the curriculum majors at the school.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lincoln Memorial University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the distant town of Harrogate, LMU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Women make up 75% of the curriculum majors at the school.

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#6

University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. DU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

About 67% of the students majoring in curriculum at the school are women while 33% are male.

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#7

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University of Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for curriculum and instruction students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville, UF is a public college with a very large student population.

Of the 36 students majoring in curriculum at UF, 17% are male and 83% are female.

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With a ranking of #8, Kennesaw State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for curriculum and instruction students working on their graduate certificate. Located in the suburb of Kennesaw, KSU Georgia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Of the 35 students majoring in curriculum at KSU Georgia, 3% are male and 97% are female.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate curriculum and instruction programs. UMBC is a large public school located in the suburb of Baltimore.

Of the 24 students majoring in curriculum at UMBC, 12% are male and 88% are female.

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#9

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

Capella University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for curriculum and instruction students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #9 on the list. Capella University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

About 79% of the students majoring in curriculum at the school are women while 21% are male.

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University of Missouri - Columbia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for curriculum and instruction students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #11 on the list. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 86% of the curriculum majors at the school.

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#12

Morehead State University

Morehead, KY

Morehead State University landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate curriculum and instruction programs. Morehead State University is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Morehead.

About 68% of the students majoring in curriculum at the school are women while 32% are male.

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University of Maryland - College Park ranked #13 on this year’s Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools list. UMCP is a very large public school located in the large suburb of College Park.

Women make up 83% of the curriculum majors at the school.

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Middle Tennessee State University ranked #14 on this year’s Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 82% of the curriculum majors at the school.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular graduate certificate curriculum and instruction programs. UC is a very large public school located in the large city of Cincinnati.

Women make up 62% of the curriculum majors at the school.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

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

Rank College Location
16 Augusta University Augusta, GA
17 Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO
17 Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO
17 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
20 National Louis University Chicago, IL
21 Franklin University Columbus, OH

Curriculum & Instruction by Region

View the Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Certificate 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 25 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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