Master of Education with concentration in Global Studies in Education - Online

Students in this track will earn a Master of Education (EdM) in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a concentration in Global Studies in Education.

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Typical Plan of Study

Courses Hours

Education Policy Studies Foundations Course:

  • EPS 405 Historical & Social Barriers
  • EPS 412 Critical Thinking for Teachers
  • EPS 415 Technology & Educational Reform
  • EPS 550 Global Issues in Learning

EPS 530 Education & Globalization


EPS 533 Global Youth & Citizenship


EPS 537 Globalizing Educational Policy (EPS 538 Globalization and Higher Education will be replacing EPS 537 for Fall 2016)


EPS 580 Researching Global Education


Educational Psychology Foundations Course:


Elective - Select two courses with advisor approval


Upcoming Courses for your Program

Course Availability Subject to Change. Note: All online courses require your online attendance at the specified date/time

Section CRN Dates Time Day Instructor
2017 Fall: EPS 410 - Philosophy of Education
ONL569468/28/2017-10/20/201704:00 PM - 06:00 PMTBurbules, N
2017 Fall: EPS 413 - Aesthetic Education
ONL3984110/23/2017-12/13/201707:00 PM - 09:00 PMRDhillon, P
2017 Fall: EPS 530 - Education and Globalization
ONL442128/28/2017-10/20/201707:00 PM - 09:00 PMTMcCarthy, C
2017 Fall: EPS 533 - Global Youth & Citizenship
ONL6070010/23/2017-12/13/201707:00 PM - 09:00 PMTHerrera, L
2017 Fall: EPS 538 - Globalization of Higher Ed
ONL685738/28/2017-10/20/201707:00 PM - 09:00 PMRWitt, A
2017 Summer: EPS 405 - Historical & Social Barriers
A378916/26/2017-8/3/201706:00 PM - 09:00 PMTPak, Y
2017 Summer: EPS 415 - Technology & Educational Reform
A356765/15/2017-6/23/201704:00 PM - 06:00 PMRBurbules, N
2017 Summer: EPS 595 - Independent Study
ISA392485/15/2017-6/23/201706:00 PM - 08:00 PMTWitt, A
2017 Summer: EPSY 408 - Learning & Hum Dev w/ EdTech
A359626/26/2017-8/3/201707:00 PM - 08:30 PMMCope, B

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Study Abroad Opportunities: Educating for Global Thinking

All program participants have the opportunity to join a GSE summer study abroad course as one of their 4 credit electives. These trips are organized by a member of faculty around  a theme of global urgency. In 2015 students traveled with Prof. Herrera to the Mediterranean to study education in relation to the refugee crisis.

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Online Learning Expectations

  • Students must login within the first 48 hours of a course start and at least once every 72 hours after that to maintain "active" status. Furthermore, students must log in on at least 4 of the 7 days per week.
  • Time commitment varies by program. Expect to spend at least 20 hours per week in our graduate level courses. If you're like many students, you might find it hard to get started when there are no hard deadlines. So, doing well in an online course isn't just about intelligence, but also about being organized and self-motivated. Learning to control time instead of letting time control you is key! You might also find it a little strange communicating with faculty that you have never met in person. This type of work requires a whole different set of skills than learning in a traditional classroom.
  • Communication and conduct in your online course will be held to the same standards and be governed by the same policies as any on-campus course. Student should know how to: contribute to the course in a meaningful way; to compose course assignments, email messages and discussion board postings using appropriate tone, language, grammar and spelling; to avoid cheating, plagiarism, giving or receiving unauthorized assistance on tests or assignments; to know your student rights and responsibilities. 

Technology Requirements

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Operating System
  • Windows: 2000/XP/Vista
  • Mac: OS X
  • Windows: 7
  • Yosemite
  • Windows: Intel Core i3
  • Mac: Intel Core i5
  • Intel Core i5
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Disk Space
  • 1 GB
  • 2 GB
  • 2 GB
Monitor Resolution
  • 1024 X 768
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  • 1024 X 768
Video Card
  • 16 MB of memory
  • 32 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
  • 32 MB ofmemory
  • 128 MB graphics memory
    Sound Card
    • Required with speaker/headphone and microphone jack
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    • External or headset
    • Headset with microphone
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    • T1 Broadband
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