Curriculum (Education) Law and Legal Definition

A curriculum is all the courses of study offered by an educational institution. A curriculum helps to master a course because of the linked series of academic courses. In the U.S., public school curriculum is controlled by the states. The responsibility for developing curriculum is delegated to local school districts. Educational reforms are put into action by reforming the curriculum of study. In the U.S., there is a core curriculum and a choice of courses. Core curriculum is mandatory for all students in a course and a choice of subjects is provided to students to help them pursue their educational preferences.