M.Ed. Globalization and Educational Change

Admissions to the Comparative and International Education (CIE) program is closed at this time.

The M.Ed. in Globalization and Educational Change is designed to prepare graduates to work in schools and with educational systems – both in the U.S. and internationally. To do so, the program equips graduates to understand, participate in, and make data-driven decisions in classrooms and schools around the world. 

Core courses explore how education is related to economic, political, and social dimensions of globalization, as well as examines how school policies, structures, and practices are contextualized in different geopolitical contexts.

The program provides a strong theoretical and empirical base for making positive change in different school settings in a rapidly changing global context. Students grapple with understanding the impact of globalization on education both domestically and abroad. They also delve into contemporary issues related to educational change requiring an understanding of the importance and application of data-driven decision-making.

Coursework requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credits. This degree is designed with a required core of 6 courses (18 credits) centered on educational comparison, globalization and contextualization, social justice and equity, and curriculum issues. In addition to the required courses, students have the opportunity to concentrate in an individually-designed focus area or one of a number of areas leading to an additional Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the following areas:

  • International Development in Education
  • International Counseling
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English to Second Language Learners
  • Technology Use in the Schools
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

Each concentration area requires the completion of four courses (12 credits) designed to enhance expertise and complement the core components. The concentrations give students great latitude in designing a highly individualized course of study based on their real-world situations and career-related interests.

Curriculum can be found in the course catalog.

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