International and Comparative Education Minor

History, Philosophy, and Comparative Education

International and Comparative Education Minor

Do you want to work in the field of international education development? Would you like to become more effective in teaching immigrant children or help U.S. schools internationalize their curriculum and practices? The International and Comparative Education minor is designed for undergraduates who want to explore and compare how education works around the globe, both inside and outside schools. This 15- credit minor will introduce you to an interdisciplinary field that blends the best of the liberal arts and professional practice. 

  • Admissions Requirements
    Direct Admit Scholars

    To be considered for direct admission into the School of Education, students must first be admitted to IU with an intended major within the School of Education. Students who meet the following qualifications are invited to apply to join the Direct Admit Scholars program:

    • A minimum SAT score of 1170 New SAT (or 1100 Old SAT) or a minimum ACT score of 24
    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    Certification from University Division

    Students should meet with a University Division advisor, who can provide guidance in meeting certification requirements. These requirements include:

    • An overall IU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
    • 30 credit hours of college level coursework completed
    • Completion of EDUC-G203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals, with a grade of C or better. (Under certain circumstances, students may substitute another college level public speaking or interpersonal communication class.)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Financial Aid

    We offer a range of scholarships for qualified students. Current students can be considered for most School of Education scholarships by completing one application each year.

    We also encourage students to visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.

    If you are a prospective student who applies to our Direct Admit Scholars program, you’ll be considered for scholarship opportunities as an entering freshman.

  • Licensing

    This minor does not directly lead to teacher licensure. Your experience in these courses will help you understand education as a culturally variable human social process and the roles that modern schools play as a form of education. You will be better prepared to articulate positions on major issues in the field of comparative and international education today. You will develop basic skills in conducting disciplined comparative inquiry and practical experience, which will enhance your preparation as a teacher. You may use this as the foundation for graduate study or a career in the field of international and comparative education.