Graduate Certificate in Incorporating International Perspectives in Education

Offered jointly by the International Education Program and the Curriculum and Pedagogy Program, this certificate strengthens student understanding of internationalization as it relates to school systems and the development of curriculum in K-12 settings and how to incorporate global perspectives into curriculum, pedagogy, and school policy and practice.

Students interested in teaching English may enroll concurrently in the International Education Masters program and the Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Courses can be applied toward earning the Masters degree and certificate.


Core Courses

EDUC 6615 Internationalizing US Schools
CPED 6305 Foundations of Curriculum Development: K-12

In consultation with his/her advisor, the student will select an additional two courses (6 credit hours) from the following areas of focus:

Systems, Curricula, and Instruction

CPED 6100.12 Identity, Pluralism, and Schooling: N.Ireland and Israel
CPED 6225 Introduction to International Curricula
EDUC 6602 Comparative Solutions to Common Educational Problems

Language and Culture

CPED 6557 Second Language Acquisition
CPED 6627 Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing
EDUC 6640 Citizenship, Culture, Language and Nation-building in the Global Era
CPED 6608 Development and Diversity

Regional Content Courses

EDUC 6602 Education and Modernization in Asia
EDUC 6602 Education and Transition in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
EDUC 6602 Education and Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean
EDUC 6602 Education and Tradition in Islamic Societies
EDUC 6602 Education and Diversity in Europe and the EU


Engel, Laura Professor, International Education and International Affairs
Green, Colin Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy


  • Program Entry: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree
  • Campus: Main Campus

Application Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial)

For more information on any of these requirements, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.

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Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2023. We encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Application Timeline Summer Fall
Priority Deadline Nov 1 Nov 1
Round 1 Deadline Dec 15 Dec 15
Round 2 Deadline Jan 16 Jan 16
Round 3 Deadline March 1 March 1
Round 4 Deadline May 1 May 1
Round 5 Deadline N/A June 15

We encourage you to apply as early as possible. For more information or to inquire about the next admissions cycle, contact the GSEHD Admissions Team at or 202-994-9283.

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