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Master of Science (M.S.) in International Education
Cohort starts in January 2020.
Concordia College – New York Small School. GLOBAL Impact.
About the Program: The M.S. in International Education is a 33-credit program that is offered fully online. It fosters an appreciation of and sensitivity towards diversity, commitment to issues of equity and social justice, and an interdisciplinary approach of study, preparing graduates to utilize their well-rounded worldviews to contribute in positive ways to multicultural, complex local and global education systems. The coursework is comprised of core courses, which collectively guide students in understanding, analyzing, and evaluating the histories and roles of education within and across societies, including national and international expectations, practices, and philosophies, while simultaneously applying an introspective approach to own cultural frameworks, furthering practical competencies for engaging in communication across cultures and contributing to social justice. In addition to core courses, electives allow for specialization in the field of Teacher Leadership.
How do I know if the program is for me? The program offers a multidisciplinary perspective on various aspects of global education, preparing its students for a range of careers, including:
-Teachers and school leaders working with multicultural, diverse populations
-Teachers and school leaders working overseas
-Representatives of NGOs and IGOs that focus on child and family well-being/children’s rights
-School curriculum developers seeking a global perspective
-Educational policy makers
-Researchers interested in education/children’s rights/global perspectives
Program Layout/Course Sequence:
The M.S. in International Education is an online program, allowing students to complete their coursework from anywhere in the world. Such a format lends itself to flexibility for students and contributes to diversity in online classrooms, enriching interactions and learning opportunities. Students enroll in one course at a time, each spanning eight weeks, allowing for deep study of each topic, while remaining manageable for those working full-time/balancing multiple obligations. Students complete their degrees within two years.
All students complete core courses, concentration courses, as well as Research Seminar.
|Core Courses (21 cr.):
EDU 503: Sociological and Historical Perspectives in International Education (3 credits)
EDU 505: Education as a Global Phenomenon (3 credits)
EDU 523: Research Methods in Education (3 credits)
EDU 511: Child & Adolescent Development: Cultural and Societal Expectations (3 credits)
EDU 513: Special Education in the Global Context (3 credits)
EDU 522: Intercultural Communication (3 credits)
EDU 560: Educator’s Role in Social Justice (3 credits)
|Teacher Leadership Concentration (9 cr.)|
EDU 564: Effective Educational Leadership (3 credits)
EDU 565: Ethical Decision Making (3 credits)
ONE of the following classes:
EDU 528: Language, Culture, and Literature (3 credits)
EDU 561: Curriculum Design (3 credits)
EDU 562: Emerging Pedagogies and Promising Models in Education (3 credits)
EDU 566: Educational Technology (3 credits)
BUS 571: International Leadership (3 credits)
|Capstone (3 cr.)
EDU 602: Research Seminar: Capstone (3 credits)