Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education

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Program Description

The Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education is a 30-hour program consisting of 18 hours of core courses through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and 12 hours of electives in a concentrated field.  The core courses are designed from an educational policy foundations perspective to help students develop the ability to interpret knowledge within its historical, philosophical, cultural, and social contexts. The elective fields include higher education, political science, sociology, community health, kinesiology, instructional technology, and international literacy. Other elective fields would be considered in order to meet the needs and interests of students. The program will prepare students for variety of opportunities, such as: a) teaching and conducting research in philosophical, historical, cultural, race, gender, ethnic and comparative studies; b) acting as specialists for United States and global programs, non-governmental agencies, and multilateral and bilateral technical assistance agencies in a variety of endeavors; and c) engaging in analysis of educational policy issues in the United States and in other areas of the world.


  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  4. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA undergraduate or graduate * will have the GRE automatically waived.
  5. Candidates with an undergrad GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 from the bacclaureate-granting institution or between 2.8 and 2.99 in graduate level hours* from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution are required to take the GRE. These candidates must meet the minimum standard with the following formula: ( (GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 435
  6. If a GRE was taken prior to 2011: (GPA X 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative + GRE Written equal to or greater than 1664 

* If a student has taken graduate level coursework after receiving their Bachelors, but has not received a Masters degree, then those hours become void and are not taken iinto consideration.

Degree Requirements

This 30 hour program includes 18 core C&I hours plus 12 hours of electives in a concentrated field. A graduate research project must be completed during the research courses, CIED 5370 and CIED 5085. 

Degree Plans

Master of Education (MEd) in Comparative and Global Education
Course Name Hours
Core Coursework (18 credit hours)
CIED 5340 Foundations of United States Education 3
CIED 5341 Comparative Education 3
CIED 5342 Socio-Cultural Forces in Education 3
CIED 5343 Philosophy of Education 3
CIED 5370 Research in Teaching 3
CIED 5085 Current Issues in Education 3

Electives in Concentrated Field (12 credit hours)
Choose four courses from one field, including:
Sociology, Political Science, Community Health, Kinesiology, Higher
Education Administration, Instructional Technology, International Literacy,
or other approved field of concentration

Total Credit Hours 30


Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)

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