M.S. in International Education

Think global.

This new program’s rich and multidisciplinary curriculum is informed by Concordia’s core values and infused with what makes us so unique: preparing students to make a positive global impact, fostering cultural sensitivity and appreciation of diversity, and emphasizing practical competencies and a real understanding around issues of equity and social justice. 

Students who complete the 33-credit degree will be well-positioned to enter a diverse range of careers in today’s globally-focused job market. These include:

  • 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 and children’s rights
  • School curriculum developers seeking a global perspective
  • Educational policy makers
  • Researchers interested in education, children’s rights and global perspectives
  • Social justice organizations 

The program’s core curriculum guides students to understand and evaluate the histories and roles of education within and across societies, while also taking an introspective look at their own cultural framework. Concentration options include Curriculum and Instruction, The Christian Educator and Leadership to allow for optimal growth and specialization. Each student will also complete a capstone research seminar.  

Course offerings include:

  • Sociological and Historical Perspectives in International Education 

  • Education as a Global Phenomenon 

  • Research Methods in Education 

  • Child & Adolescent Development: Cultural and Societal Expectations 

  • Special Education in the Global Context 

  •  Intercultural Communication 

  • The Role of the Christian Mentor

  • Educational Technology