Global Community

Our roots are in Indiana. Our reach is global. You’ll find IU School of Education graduates working on every continent. Here are just a few:

  • Servet Celik (Ph.D. ’09) is an assistant professor and chairman of the Department of Foreign Language Education in the Fatih School of Education at Karadeniz Technical University in Trabzon, Turkey.
  • Amy Luck Liljenberg (M.A./M.S. ’09) is a communications consultant for Electrolux, Scania, and the Swedish Ministry of Finance, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Overseas Teaching Experiences

We believe that international teaching experiences have lasting value for every educator, no matter whether they choose to teach in Indiana or India. Through our Overseas Program, we make it possible for IU undergraduates to spend a minimum of eight weeks teaching in one of 18 foreign countries. Teachers with at least one year in the classroom can take part in the Experienced Teacher Program, partnering with host teachers at schools around the world. And through our Global Gateway for Teachers, any U.S. college or university can make overseas student teaching a part of its teacher education curriculum.

Visiting Scholars Program

Each year, the School of Education welcomes educators from around the world to our campus as part of the Visiting Scholars program. Here, they collaborate with School of Education faculty on research projects that implications for schools around the world.

International Research Partnerships

The Center on Social Studies and International Education is committed to sharing IU expertise with schools and educators around the world. A few recent projects include:

  • The Turkish-American Summer Teaching Institute, a program where Turkish and Armenian English language teachers came to IU for six weeks to learn about contextualized language learning.
  • The Afghanistan Higher Education Project, a six-year-long project to improve institutional administration and secondary teacher education in Afghanistan.
  • The Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESOL) Master’s Project, a partnership between Kabul Education University, Indiana University, American University of Afghanistan, and Educational Support Organization to build an English-language graduate degree, which will become the first terminal degree for public universities in Afghanistan.
  • USAID/Macedonia Primary Education Project, a five-year project to fund renovations at 100 primary schools in Macedonia to boost energy efficiency, technology resources, improve the teaching of math and science, and strengthen school-based assessment.

Another major international education initiative at the IU School of Education is Higher Education Leadership and Management (HELM). This innovative partnership among American universities–including Indiana University, The Ohio State University, and University of Illinois—and the nation of Indonesia is helping that nation develop more graduate-level education programs at its universities.

Faculty with an International Research Focus

International education practices are a primary focus of these IU School of Education faculty members:

  • Curtis Bonk
  • Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
  • Bradley Levinson
  • Terrence Mason
  • Martha Nyikos
  • Heidi Ross
  • Rex Stockton
  • Margaret Sutton
  • Donald Warren

Learn more about their publications on international education through their faculty profiles.

International Programs Committee

The International Programs Committee promotes and enhances the international mission of the School of Education by initiating and developing policy recommendations concerning international issues. The Committee also works to develop curricula and programs with international emphases, gathering and disseminating information pertinent to international scholarship and cooperation, and serve as a liaison with university-wide international committees and offices. Learn more about the International Programs Committee »