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International Education, EdS

International Education Specialization

Our global economy demands professional educators who understand different cultures and learning styles. NCU’s Education Specialist (EdS) in International Education teaches you the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively within the context of global economic, political, cultural and community influences in education. You will explore theories of comparative education, cross-national comparative analysis and strategies, global educational transfer and borrowing, international development, and the relation between culture and education. You will examine the global dimensions of contemporary issues in international education, including the hopes of global cooperation as well as the complexity of educational accountability, authority and professionalism. Graduates will have garnered the knowledge and skills in the commonly used tools to make you a more effective educator in international education.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
EdS 33 11 18 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Education Specialist Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop skills to support educational practices across diverse instructional and organizational settings.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for learning and educating diverse groups.
  • Apply evidence-based solutions for addressing educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze current research, theories, and instructional practices in educational and organizational environments.