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Graduate minor
International Education

A coordinated set of courses designed for students who wish to enter careers in research, consulting, administration, teaching, law, public health, public policy, or many other fields and who desire an international education foundation to supplement their graduate majors or professional fields of study.

Benefits

  • Develop the skills essential to professionals intending to work or teach abroad.
  • Gain knowledge to work in the U.S. in an international context.
  • Earn a credential that distinguishes you from other job candidates in a wide array of fields.

Coursework

  • Master's students: 9 credits minimum
  • Doctoral students: 12 credits minimum
  • Completed in 4 years for full time students
  • Credits from required courses in a major program will not count towards the minor.
  • ES course offerings

Curriculum

Required courses should be chosen as specified in each section below, additional credits can be chosen from any course in the lists below. There are no language requirements.

Core courses

One course required for M.A or M.Ed.; two courses required for Ph.D.; 8xxx courses intended for Ph.D. students.

  • OLPD 5103—Comparative Education (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5104—Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5121—Educational Reform in International Context (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5124—Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5132—Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8101—International Education and Development (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8103—Comparative Education (3 cr)

Area-specific coursework

One course minimum for M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D.

  • AFEE 5361—World Development Problems (3 cr)
  • CI 5145—Critical Pedagogy (3 cr)
  • CI 5651—Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education (3 cr)
  • CI 8150—Research Topics Curriculum & Instruction (1-6 cr)
  • CI 8645—Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods (3 cr)
  • CI 8650—Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research (1-3 cr)
  • EPSY 8403—Social/Cultural Contexts: Counseling and Skills (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5080—Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1-3 cr)
  • OLPD 5121—Educational Reform in International Context (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5132—Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3 cr)
  • OLPD 5612—International Human Resource Development (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8087—Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1-3 cr)
  • OLPD 8101—International Education and Development (3 cr)
  • OLPD 8842—Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (3 cr)
  • PA 5414—Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3 cr)

Admission

Complete the application form [pdf] and send it to the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for this minor. The DGS and members of the International Education Graduate Faculty review the applicants and determine admission. Students who are admitted into the minor program must identify a member of the International Education Graduate Faculty who has agreed to serve on the student's master's or doctoral committee.

Contact

Gerald Fry, Program Director of Graduate Studies
International Education Minor
612-624-0294 | gwf@umn.edu