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Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Atlanta Campus

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  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

International Education, Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate in International Education is available to eligible students enrolled as non-degree students in the College of Education & Human Development or in graduate programs at Georgia State. To earn the certificate, you must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in those courses.

Submit a proposed program of study to Gwen Benson, College of Education & Human Development associate dean for faculty development and partnerships, along with syllabi for each proposed course.

The specific courses included will be reviewed in light of the guidelines. The program must be approved by Benson and a minimum of two other faculty members associated with the International Education certificate.

International Education, Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate in International Education is available to eligible students enrolled as non-degree students in the College of Education & Human Development or in graduate programs at Georgia State. To earn the certificate, you must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in those courses.

Submit a proposed program of study to Gwen Benson, College of Education & Human Development associate dean for faculty development and partnerships, along with syllabi for each proposed course.

The specific courses included will be reviewed in light of the guidelines. The program must be approved by Benson and a minimum of two other faculty members associated with the International Education certificate.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

View courses tab below for information on semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

Careers

Our certificate provides an understanding of teaching, learning and/or development from an international perspective for those who wish to pursue global educational opportunities.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in International Education is available to eligible graduate students already enrolled at Georgia State (submit the paper application available at the website) or to those applying as new non-degree students expressly for the International Education Certificate program (apply online and submit required materials as listed below).

Contact the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions, 404-413-8000 or educadmissions@gsu.edu if you have questions.

When applying to the International Education, Graduate Certificate program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: bachelor’s degree with minimum 2.50 GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Program of Study

International Education: Core (3 hours)

The program must include a Core course that provides an understanding of teaching, learning, and/or development from an international perspective. The lens framing this course should be comprehensive in the international focus rather than specific to a given area/country.

Select One Course (3):

  • EDCI 8970 Seminar in Teaching and Learning: Global Perspectives in Literacy Education (3)
  • EDRD 8280 Literacy for a Diverse Society (3)
  • EPEL 7020 Leadership for a Diverse Society (3)
  • EPEL 8020 Leadership for Change in a Diverse Society (3)
  • EPSF 8330 Globalization and Educational Policy (3)
  • EPSF 8350 Comparative Educational Systems (3)
  • Other international education core courses approved by ICE faculty committee

International Education: Study Abroad (3 hours)

The program must include a minimum of 3 graduate credit hours that incorporate a study-abroad experience.

Select One Course (3):

  • ECE 9810 Directed Readings in Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ECE 8000 Issues in International Education (3)
  • EDUC 7777 Field Experiences in International Education (3)
  • EDMT 8420 Topics in Mathematics Teaching and Learning (3)
  • EDMT 8430 Sociocultural and Sociohistorical Issues of Mathematics Education (3)
  • EPEL 8970 Seminar in Educational Leadership (3)
  • KH 7810 Directed Readings And Research In Sports Administration (3)
  • KH 8680 International Experience in Sport and Exercise Science (3)
  • Or other study abroad courses as approved by ICE faculty committee

International Education: Electives (12 hours)

Students may choose electives from across the university which may be broadly focused or country/region specific. The course foci may include: (a) educational issues in a specific region/country, (b) development of language expertise or background knowledge associated with a region/country, or involvement in studying/interacting/teaching with international populations who are living in our own country. After having met the Core and Study Abroad area requirements above, students may also count as electives any additional courses taken from the ones listed in those sections

Select Four Courses (12):

  • CPS 7340 Social/Cultural Issues In CPS (3)
  • CPS 8340 Advanced Multicultural Counseling Strategies & Interventions (3)
  • ECE 6360 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (3)
  • ECE 8100 Social, Cultural, and Political Issues in Teaching and Learning (3)
  • EDLA 8330 Language Variation and Learning (3)
  • EDRD 8550 Trends and Issues in Language and Literacy Education (3)
  • EDSS 8290 Learning, Curriculum & Instruction in Social Studies (3)
  • EDSS 8420 Topics in the School Social Studies Curriculum (3)
  • EDSS 8550 Trends and Issues in Social Studies (3)
  • EPSF 7110 Multicultural Education (3)
  • EPSF 8010 Cultural Studies in Education (3)
  • EPSF 8040 Cultural Studies in Education: Gender (3)
  • EPY 8180 Development during School Age (3)
  • EPY 8220 Advanced Developmental Psychology: Personality and Socialization (3)
  • KH 7200 Cultural Aspects of Sport (3)
  • TSLE 7260 Cultural Issues for the Bilingual/ESL Teacher (3)
  • TSLE 7440 Methods and Materials for the Bilingual/ESL Teacher (3)
  • Other internationally focused elective courses as approved by ICE faculty committee

Program Total: minimum of 18 hours

Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

Contacts

College of Education & Human Development
Joyce Many
jmany@gsu.edu

Gwen Benson
gbenson@gsu.edu

Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions
educadmissions@gsu.edu
404-413-8000

Mailing Address & Office Location
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-413-8100

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