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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

International & Comparative Education (Graduate Diploma)

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The Graduate Diploma in International & Comparative Education is offered by the Department of Educational Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. This Diploma is designed as a one-year (two semesters) program for students who wish to enhance their qualifications or pursue an academic interest in the field of education.


Applicants must meet the same admissions requirements as those for the MA in International & Comparative Education. Should a student in good standing decide during or within one semester after completion of the requirements for the Diploma that he/she wishes to work towards the MA degree, he/she may apply to transfer to the MA degree.

Courses (18 credit hours)

Course work for the Graduate Diploma requires the completion of 18 credits as follows:

Required Courses

12 credits Required / 4 courses
EDUC 521/5202 - Social Foundations of Education (3 cr.)  
EDUC 531/5203 - Introduction to International & Comparative Education (3 cr.)  
EDUC 541/5204 - Human Development & Learning Theory (3 cr.)  
EDUC 575/5215 - Educational Policy Analysis (3 cr.)  


6 credits Required / 2 courses

Students should take two additional electives from among the 500-level courses in International & Comparative Education offered by the Department that best meet their professional goals, with approval from their academic adviser.

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