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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

International Education Grad Certificate

Certificate Description 

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Execute the skills needed to critically engage with and address pressing issues in international education today
  • Analyze similarities and differences in educational systems around the world
  • Plan and implement instruction in formal and informal educational settings to meet all learners’ needs
  • Explain cultural, historical, and economic backgrounds of respective countries, ethnicities, and cultures
  • Employ appropriate research methods and design for purposes of conducting comparative and international field research
  • Carry out educational programs both locally and globally in traditional and nontraditional schools