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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

International & Comparative Education (M.A.) with concentrations in Teaching and Learning, Educational Leadership, International Education Development & Policy and Higher Education


In addition to AUC’s general admission requirements for all MA programs, it is recommended that applicants for the Master of Arts degree in International & Comparative Education have school-based teaching or educational leadership experience prior to admission into the program, or that they will acquire this experience concurrently with enrollment in the program.


Applicants who are not native speakers of English will be required to demonstrate on the TOEFL with TWE that their command of English is adequate for study in the program.

Master of Arts in International & Comparative Education

A total of 33 credit hours (11 courses) are required for MA students. Student may, with prior faculty approval, bring in up to six credit hours of coursework from other relevant programs. The MA program in International and Comparative Education is the signature graduate program of the Graduate School of Education at the American University in Cairo. The program seeks to enroll students who are passionate about improving education practice and policy in Egypt, the Middle East, and beyond. By focusing on education from an international and comparative perspective, we intend for students to gain professional educational skills in a global context of reform.


Each student will select one of the following concentrations: Teaching and Learning, Educational Leadership, International Education Development and Policy, or Higher Education. Students must take a minimum of two courses from their concentrations and complete their capstone on a subject within that concentration.