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Curriculum and Instruction

In this program you’ll learn research-based approaches to teaching. You’ll also look at how and why we teach what we teach.

Potential careers

What can you do with a curriculum and instruction degree? Here are a few jobs that relate to the program:

  • teacher
  • curriculum specialist
  • athletic coach
  • adult learning specialist
  • director of learning
  • employment services manager
  • recreation director
  • principal or vice-principal
  • education technology specialist
  • social director
  • special education teacher
  • instructional coordinator
  • civil servant
  • corporate trainer
  • program manager

Some of these roles may require post-graduate studies or training. 

Find a career that fits you

Experience & connections

  • Career Services offers programs, workshops and support during your time at UVic and beyond. 
  • With a work study position you can develop skills during your study term.
  • Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community while you build skills.

Networks you can connect to

Here are a few professional associations related to curriculum and instruction:

What you'll learn

Every student at UVic builds skills all employers look for. At UVic Co-op & Career we call these  "competencies". This is what you’ll learn in the curriculum and instruction program.

Knowledge and technical expertise

  • analyze historical, philosophical and sociological factors relevant to educational experiences
  • design, use and asses practical teaching activities in a range of settings
  • recognize unintended and intended effects of educational thought and practice
  • work with children and curricula for young learners
  • discuss how current issues, trends and curricular innovations affect teaching
  • apply creative practices to the teaching of language and literacy

What's next?

To explore more visit the curriculum and instruction site. For degree planning contact your adviser for help.

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