Master of Education in Comparative and Global Education

This is an archived copy of the 2016-2017 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

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:

  1. teaching and conducting research in philosophical, historical, cultural, race, gender, ethnic and 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 endeavors; and
  3. 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 graduate1 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 into 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 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 5085Current Issues in Education3
Electives in Concentrated Field
Select four courses from one field, including:12
Political Science
Community Health
Higher Education Administration
Instructional Technology
International Literacy
Other approved field of concentration
Total Hours30