Education Studies, EdM: Comparative and Global Education Focus Area

The comparative and global education focus area is designed for students who are interested in studying education in broad-based social, cultural, and linguistic contexts. Students seek to understand the global issues that affect educational practices and outcomes in schools, communities, and educational systems on local and global levels.

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Why the Comparative and Global Education Focus Area?

The features of this focus area include:

  • preparation to become a global educational leader with foundational and advanced knowledge and skills
  • deeper understanding of the key issues and discussions impacting educational policy around the world

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Master of Education (EdM)
Credits required for completion 32
Time to completion 3 to 6 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus, online and hybrid
  • colleges and universities — administrators in international programs (e.g., study abroad) or faculty/scholars of comparative and global education
  • K–12 schools — school administrators, supervisors or teachers
  • ministries of education — analysts or policy makers
  • international development or human service agencies — administrators, analysts or program officers
  • non-governmental agencies — administrators, analysts, program officers or researchers
Application deadline Priority Deadlines
Fall: April 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling

Questions about the program?

Program Director

Clinical Assistant Professor
Dept. of Educational Leadership and Policy
475 Baldy Hall


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Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.