Today, leaders are needed who are trained with the skills and practical knowledge required to work effectively within the context of global economic, political, cultural and community influences in education. These same leaders must be aware of global trends and issues in the field of education, recognize the various dimensions of educational interventions and be able to analyze the implications for students nationally and internationally. The International Education post-master’s certificate is designed to offer you the chance to advance in the important field of global educational inquiry, with the ability to analyze the roles and approaches of international, comparative and educational practices.
Basis of Admission
A completed master's-level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university.
Six Courses (18 credit hours) must be completed from the coursework outlined within the corresponding Post-Master's Certificate.
At the end of each Post-Master's Certificate (except where noted), students will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation on a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend a plan of preventative action.
All courses are 8 weeks in length. Northcentral University allows 2 years to complete all Post-Master's Certificates.
Introduction to Global and Comparative Education
This doctoral level course introduces students to theories of comparative education, cross-national comparative analysis, global educational transfer and borrowing, and the relation between culture and education. Through this course, students will begin to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to be effective educators of global and comparative education. Students will understand the commonalities, differences, and connections between global and comparative education, and the meaning and significance of globalization in the field of education. students will comprehend, through reading and class assignments, the global dimensions of several crucial contemporary issues, including the hopes of global cooperation, and the complexity of educational accountability, authority, and professionalism. This course will underline the necessity of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding these complex issues.
Culture, Society, and Education in Comparative Perspective
Comparative methods serve as the framework to understand culture and society as well as global theories of education. This course provides doctoral students the opportunity to explore and analyze international and comparative education. This course examines the ways in which school, youth, and culture intersect. students will explore the ways popular culture and education are often opposing forces and investigate reasons why. students will investigate the shaping and reflecting of popular culture, how the meaning of education shifts over time, how students use popular culture to learn. students will also look at the multiple ways youth and teachers are constructed in various culture forms. Students examine how demographic factors like race, class, gender, ability, and age are represented and what this means for educational practice and policy.
International Organizations in Global Education
This Doctoral level course introduces students to international organizations in global education. Global education is coming to be one of the most important aspects of 21st century life. As educators become more knowledgeable about global education and understanding of different cultures and educational systems, they will better be able to work with and assist other professionals with whom they previously had no connection. Organizations interested in global education are to be studied, supported, and commended.
International Education Leadership
This course allows students to explore theoretical approaches to the study of education leadership in diverse contexts. These approaches are used to consider current topics and debates in the fields of international education. This course also introduces students to institutions involved with educational development in diverse global settings. students will focus on building leadership skills in international education and on developing intercultural exchanges of ideas, resources, and practices. Special emphasis is given to practices, strategies, and techniques that can be adapted to intercultural/multicultural contexts.
International Education Concepts and Theory
students in this Doctoral level course will explore concepts that underpin educational systems around the world, including the cultural and historical bases of these systems and the global spread of educational trends. Alternative theories and definitions of development, as expressed in international educational institutions, will be evaluated. students will be required to consider the challenges of reform and unique practices in international contexts. In addition, students will integrate an understanding of diverse educational perspectives through the evaluation of worldwide educational systems.
Global Perspectives on Ethical Issues
This Doctoral level course will address ethical issues confronting education from a global perspective, including both comparative and transnational points of view. It will address cross-border issues such as international school reform and educational inequality, along with trace patterns of international ethical traditions, especially those that emerged during the second half of the 20th century in order to develop an understanding of the basis of rights, obligations and responsibility. students will examine contemporary examples of international ethics, especially ones involving safety, truth, and educational practice. students will be encouraged to research topics of interest related to the course. Finally, the course will address organizational ethics and compliance, including ethical issues for educators and organizations providing services in other countries.
At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. We have adopted an all-inclusive tuition model that gives you the cost of your Post-Master's Certificate in Education tuition and fees in one flat program rate*. The only additional cost above your post-master's certificate program rate is books. Learn more about the NCU’s post-master's certificate costs below:
- Per credit cost: $857
- Per 3 credit course cost: $2,570
- Program cost: $15,420
- Average book cost per course: $150
- Application Fee: $0
- Technology Fee: $0
- Registration Fee: $0
*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.
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- Flexibility of Online Learning
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