Graduate Certificate in Incorporating International Perspectives in Education

The certificate program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degrees who are interested in learning about internationalization and how to incorporate global perspectives into curriculum, pedagogy, and school policy and practice.

Courses provide students with a foundation in internationalization, as it relates to school systems and the development of curriculum in K-12 settings. Upon completion of the certificate, students can apply to one of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s Master’s programs. All 12 certificate credits may transfer into one of these degree programs upon admission.

Visit the program website for additional information.

Admission deadlines: Fall – Rolling admissions
Spring – Rolling admissions
Summer – Rolling admissions
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. View a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services (https://www.naces.org/members.htm).
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.
Additional requirements: A resumé is required.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information (https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements) carefully for details on required documents, and English language requirements.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.9283 ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses.

Required
CPED 6305Foundations of Curriculum Theory
EDUC 6615Internationalizing U.S. Schools
Elective
6 credits from the following:
CPED 6225Introduction to International Curricula
CPED 6557Second Language Acquisition
CPED 6608Development and Diversity
CPED 6627Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Comparative Solutions to Common Educational Problems)
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Modernization in Asia)
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Transition in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union)
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean)
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Tradition in Islamic Societies)
EDUC 6602Regional Studies in International Education (Education and Diversity in Europe and the EU)
EDUC 6640Selected Topics in International Education (Citizen, Culture, Language and Nation-building in the Global Era)