Understand the economic, social, political, and cultural developments that shape education practice in the United States and around the world. In this 36-credit hour program, you’ll be introduced to core concepts in comparative education, obtain a social scientific perspective on education policy, sharpen your knowledge of particular education issues or domains, and develop the ability to conduct basic research and/or problem-solving in various educational contexts.
You can also take advantage of the opportunity to do independent research in the United States or abroad as part of your optional master’s thesis.
Many of the courses in this specialization provide students with the opportunity to inquire into the relationship of education to the economic, social, political, and cultural developments that shape national and regional systems of schooling. The higher education track provides coursework relevant to higher education in the international context.
In addition, students may receive credit for relevant international travel and study as well as research and practicum experiences within the state and nation through a series of activities and projects with United States educational organizations and foreign governments. The degree requires 36 hours of coursework.