International and Comparative Education

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

International and Comparative Education

Help shape education practice in the United States and around the world.

Expand your understanding of the economic, social, political, and cultural influences on education. 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, and develop the ability to conduct basic research.

You can also do independent research in the United States or abroad as part of your optional master’s thesis.

Our faculty’s interests range from the moral and ethical implications of education choice and standardized assessment to citizenship education and secondary education reform in emerging democracies. Their global focus ranges from teacher preparation in Indonesia, to schooling for democracy in South Africa, to the impact of slavery on contemporary American education.

Wherever your own scholarly interests take you, you’ll find a willing mentor to help you plan your degree program, choose research topics, and guide your intellectual growth.