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The Graduate School

International Education Certificate


The certificate allows graduate students to explore global educational issues with a special emphasis on teaching children with diverse learning needs, including children with exceptional educational needs, English Language Learners, and children of poverty. It consists of a minimum of 15 credits with at least one required study abroad internship, practicum, or independent study (e.g., Belize, England, China, Africa).

Typically this program is taken concurrently with a graduate program in education where many of the courses are already offered as part of the degree as well.

Special Notes

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Department of Financial Aid for more information regarding eligibility.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . April 15

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Christian Winterbottom
Co-Director, Associate Professor
(904) 620-5329
Building 57, Room 2216

The following items must be submitted no later then the deadline posted above. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.

  • UNF admission application
  • Application fee
  • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
  • All of the below university and program requirements
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies.