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Education Specialist with a specialization in International Education

Academic professionals interested in working with international students or programs could benefit from the studies offered in Northcentral University's Education Specialist program with a specialization in International Education. Find out more about this post-master's program here.

Official Program Name:

Education Specialist with a specialization in International Education

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:

Education Specialist

Program Prerequisites:

Completion of a master's degree program will be required before entering the Education Specialist with a specialization in International Education program. You may be a licensed educator or have current or recent experience in an academic setting. If you are interested in Northcentral University's online graduate programs, you must already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

As a student in the Education Specialist program with a specialization in International Education at Northcentral University, you may study managerial and leadership concepts and practices in global education. Course topics include but are not limited to, cultural and educational relationships, collaborative efforts in global education, comparative methods, demographic factors and impacts in education, popular culture and education, and accountability in international education. The curriculum also addresses cross-cultural efforts in education, educational leadership theories, resource exchange practices, and global education trends. In addition, you may be provided with an in-depth study of international education institutions and global education organizations to help develop an understanding of the roles these play in connecting professionals and educational systems.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Education Specialist with a specialization in International Education:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Please contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Education Specialist Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDU 8000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • EDU 8001: Advanced Scholarly Writing
  • EDR 8203: Research Methods
  • Students choose one:
    • EDR 8204: Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
    • EDR 8205: Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
  • ED 7053: Education Specialist Capstone Project

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

Students select six of the following courses:

  • IE 7001: Introduction to Global and Comparative Education
  • IE 7003: Culture, Society, and Education in Comparative Perspective
  • IE 7005: International Organizations in Global Education
  • IE 7009: Education in Conflict and Emergencies
  • IE 7013: Globalization and Educational Change
  • IE 7007: International Education Leadership
  • IE 7017: International Education Concepts and Theory
  • IE 7021: Global Perspectives on Ethical Issues

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Education Specialist program with a specialization in International Leadership, you may choose to continue your studies in a doctoral degree program. A doctorate may be required for some directorial positions or careers in educational research. If these career paths interest you, enrolling in a Doctor of Education with a specialization in International Education may be of benefit to you.

Career Paths:

Upon completion of Northcentral University's Education Specialist program with a specialization in International Education, you may seek employment opportunities in public or private colleges or universities, community learning centers, or nonprofit educational agencies. You might also pursue work with government agencies or educational materials manufacturers. Appropriate job responsibilities may include global program assessment, foreign exchange programs, curricula design, or policy development.

Positions you might pursue include:

  • Education specialist
  • International student advisor
  • International education program manager