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Global Education Concentration

The Global Education concentration for the minor in Educational Studies helps students understand the impact of globalization and internationalization on education and non-governmental organizations while giving them basic knowledge and skills in learning theory, working with English language learners, and global citizenship to promote more equitable educational opportunities. 

Who should pursue this minor?

This concentration is intended for students with any major who are interested in:

  • Researching the education of migrant, immigrant or refugee groups domestically or abroad, examining the role of governmental or non-governmental organizations and international aid
  • Working with youth or adult education programs outside the U.S.
  • Administering international studies programs within secondary or post-secondary education institutions
Requirements for the Education Minor — Global Education (18 credit hours)

Note: College policy allows two courses from a student’s major to count toward requirements for a minor as appropriate.

  1. COLL 360 – Globalization and Education (3 credit hours)
  2. At least one course in psychological or educational foundations (3 credit hours)
    EDUC 301 – Educational Psychology
    EDUC 310 - Social, Philosophical, Cultural & Historical Foundations of American Education (3 credit hours)
    EDUC 260 – Truthiness in Education
    An alternative Psychology course
  3. One course in English language learning (3 credit hours)
    EDUC 369 – Methods in Teaching ESL PreK-12 (or MDLL 345)
    EDUC 370 – Understanding Language: Second language acquisition, theory and practice (or MDLL 346)
    EDUC 371 – ESL Curriculum Design: Teaching ELs in the U.S. (or MDLL 347)
  4. Three elective courses on issues in globalization (9 credit hours) chosen in consultation with an advisor. Courses in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Education, Government/Public Policy, History, International Relations, Sociology, and other areas may be considered. A credit-bearing internship or research experience could serve as part of the elective credit total.
  5. Global experience (course credit not required)
    Students must fulfill at least 40 hours of approved off-campus (domestic or abroad) experiential work on a global education topic (e.g., study abroad or service trip, internship, tutoring, independent field research).
    1. In cases where this experiential work is not done for credit, it must be approved by the program director, and in many cases may be eligible for receiving COLL 300 credit. 
    2. With approval of the program director, students may also arrange to receive independent study credit for academic study associated with the required experiential work.