Global Online Graduate Degrees & Training

A Global Network
As a graduate of our program, you will walk away with leadership skills within a specialized body of theoretical and applied knowledge; higher order skills in analysis, critical evaluation and professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently. 

The College of Education's international program initiatives, managed through the Office of Global Online Graduate Degrees and Training since 2001, are designed specifically to reach the global community. We offer both graduate degree programs and professional institutes at our summer sites around the globe, and on-line courses throughout the academic year. 

The program has grown to support students from 67 countries across five continents since its inception in the summer of 2001 with eight students enrolling in classes in Bethlehem, Pa. The office was founded under the leadership of Dean Roland Yoshida with Dr. Daphne Hobson serving as the first director. The office was developed to formalize all of the international activities that the college had long been participating in throughout its history. 

Our office facilitates enrollment, admissions, and program support for all hybrid degrees and certificates as well as connecting the faculty of the college with a myriad of international organizations. Courses are offered online during the fall and spring semesters and face-to-face during the summer. This allows individuals from around the globe the opportunity to attend Lehigh and to become a leader in their field. 

Hybrid degrees and certificate programs include:

M.Ed. Educational Leadership & Principal Certification

Our Master's of Education in Educational Leadership is designed for individuals who work within educational settings around the world. It serves as the foundation for individuals pursuing a principal's position in an international school.

M.Ed. International Counseling

The Master's of Education in International Counseling at Lehigh University prepares students to function in professional roles that include three key target areas of the international setting: the school, the community, and the family. 

Ed.D. Educational Leadership

The Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership is designed for international educators in leadership positions. 

Certificate in Behavior Analysis

The BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst® will enhance your professional skills in assessment and intervention of children, adolescents, and adults with behavior support needs. We provide the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certification Behavior Analyst Examination®. These course hours can also be applied to the coursework required for the Pennsylvania Behavior Specialist licensure (you will need to meet additional hours and requirements to qualify). 

International Counseling Certificate

Career, academic, cultural transition, and mental health issues have become a main focus in international schools. This certificate emphasizes counseling in community, school, and family settings within international communities. Four courses series.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate

A certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is currently one of the most practical and versatile certificates in higher education.  Four courses series.

Technology Use in the Schools Certificate

Aimed at post-certification in-service teachers, informal educators, and others seeking to expand their pedagogical skills and knowledge of instructional technology.  Four courses series.

Contact us

Our office facilitates admissions, enrollment and program support for the Summer Institutes. Courses are offered online during the fall and spring semesters and face-to-face during the summer. This allows individuals from around the globe the opportunity to attend Lehigh and to become a leader in their field. 

Name Title Phone Email
Stephen J. Kazar Director 610-758-4208
Audree Chase-Mayoral Associate Director 610-758-3564
Andrea Deimel Coordinator 610-758-5737

Mailing address: Lehigh University, College of Education, Office of Global and Online Degrees and Training, Iacocca Hall, Room L-101, 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone: 610-758-5737   |   Fax: 610-758-6223

Lehigh prepared me to wade through the highly demanding technological landscape in education.

Ali Shameem, Educational Technology Director, King's Academy, Jordan

Summer Institutes - Accelerated Learning

Summer Institutes on the campus of American College of Greece

The Summer Institutes are held every summer. These institutes afford our students the opportunity to complete coursework towards their degree or certificate programs of study at an accelerated pace.  We provide state-of-the-art educational technology and research libraries. These Institutes give our students the opportunity to network with their colleagues and to interact with Lehigh faculty which ensures a top-rated education.  

Every year we host Summer Institutes on the campus of Lehigh University and in even years, we offer two International Counseling courses in Athens, Greece at the American College of Greece.

Our sessions run in a sequence on four days on, one day off, four days on. We provide two days off between courses to rest and enjoy the region.

Dates for the Summer Institute 2017 All courses 8:30 am-1:00 pm
Thursday, June 23  12 Noon - 4:00 pm Required Orientation for Bethlehem students
June 24 – July 2 ( June 28, July 3 and 4 off days) Session 1, Bethlehem, PA
 July 5 –  July 13 ( July 9, 14, 15 off) Session 2, Bethlehem, PA
July 16 -24 (July 20 off) Session 3, Bethlehem, PA
TBD,  8:30 am - 3:30 pm CPsy 430, Professional Seminar, Bethlehem, PA

In Miami and London, students may take select Educational Leadership graduate program courses beginning mid-June through July. The courses meet for five days and are conducted by The Principal’s Training Center (PTC), with whom the College of Education has a partnership. Students may take courses through the PTC and transfer up to three courses (9 credits) for Lehigh credit toward an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership upon successful application, acceptance, and enrollment.

All of our courses are terrific opportunities that can serve as stand alone professional development as well. 

We have information for those who are ready to apply under our admissions page and for current students.