Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education

The Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education is a 30-hour program consisting of 18 hours of core courses through the School of Teaching and Learning and 12 hours of electives in a field of concentration.  Core courses are designed from an educational policy foundations perspective to help students develop the ability to interpret knowledge within historical, philosophical, cultural, and social contexts. Fields of concentration can include: higher education, political science, sociology, community health, kinesiology, instructional technology, and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Other fields of concentration can be considered to meet the needs and interests of students. The program will prepare students for variety of opportunities, such as:

  1. teaching and conducting research in global comparative studies;
  2. acting as specialists for United States and global programs, non-governmental agencies, and multilateral and bilateral technical assistance agencies in a variety of roles; and
  3. engaging in analysis of educational policy issues in the United States and in other areas of the world.

Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  4. Candidates with a 3.0 GPA1 from the baccalaureate-granting institution or graduate2 will have the GRE automatically waived.
  5. Candidates with an undergrad GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 from the baccalaureate-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.

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

Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education
Core Coursework
CIED 5340Foundations of U.S. Education3
CIED 5341Comparative Education3
CIED 5342Socio-Cultural Forces in Education3
CIED 5343Philosophy of Education3
CIED 5370Research In Teaching3
CIED 5085Advanced Research in Teaching3
Electives in Concentrated Field
Select four courses from one field, including:12
Community Health
Higher Education Administration
Instructional Technology
TESOL
Kinesiology
Political Science
Sociology
Other approved field of concentration
Total Hours30

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The MEd in Comparative and Global Education is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Teach and conduct research in global comparative studies.
  • Act as specialists for United States and global programs, non-governmental agencies, and multilateral and bilateral technical assistance agencies in a variety of roles.
  • Engage in analysis of educational policy issues in the United States and in other areas of the world.