Global, International, and Comparative Education
School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
The Graduate Certificate in Global, International, and Comparative Education provides PreK-12 teachers with global perspectives to enrich their curriculum as well as preparing individuals who intend to work in international and cross-cultural settings. It also offers additional education and training for students and education professionals working in international and cross-cultural settings, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and state and federal government departments. The certificate is comprised of five graduate courses addressing the theoretical, methodological, critical and practical issues associated with education worldwide through both macro and micro cultural perspectives.
Total Required Hours: 15 Semester Hours Beyond the Bachelor's Degree
The Graduate Certificate in Global, International, and Comparative Education requires a minimum of 15 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The curriculum includes 12 credit hours of instructional core courses and one 3 hour credit course from program electives.
Required Core Courses – 12 Credit Hours
- EDF 6809: Introduction to Comparative and International Education (3 credit hour)
- SSE 5391: Global Education: Theory and Practice (3 credit hours)
- EDF 6855: Equitable Educational Opportunity and Life Chances: A Cross-National Analysis (3 credit hours)
- EDS 6365: Education and National Development (3 credit hours)
Elective Course – 3 Credit Hours
- EDG 6775: Exploring Global Educational Issues in International Contexts (3 credit hours) or
- EEC 6606: Global Issues in Early Childhood or
- Other graduate courses with Program Coordinator's approval
Suggested Course Rotation
- Fall Even: EDF 6809: Introduction to Comparative & International Ed.
- Spring Odd: SSE 5391: Global Education-Theory and Practice
- Fall Odd: EDF 6855: Equitable Educational Opportunity & Life Chances
- Spring Even: EDS 6365: Education and National Development
All Semesters (including summers): EDF 6775: Exploring Global Ed. Issues in International Context (course to accompany study abroad programs)
EDG 6775: Exploring Global Educational Issues in International Context (every semester)
EEC 6606: Global Issues in Early Childhood (Fall Even)
Other graduate courses with program approval
Downloadable Suggested Course Rotation (pdf)