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International Education Administration and Leadership, CERT Info Session - Education at Illinois, Online Programs

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Last summer, the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign launched a new Campus Graduate Certificate (CERT) program in International Education Administration and Leadership (IEAL)! Online Programs is excited to host a free informational session on the IEAL CERT with Professor Allison Witt.

Date & Time:  Monday, February 20, from 5 – 6 p.m. CT
Presenter:Professor Allison Witt
Location: Online via Zoom
Sponsor: The Office of Online Programs
Registration is required.
 Register Now!

During this session, you will learn about:

  • The online International Education Administration and Leadership (IEAL) Graduate Certificate (CERT).
  • Eligibility.
  • Program structure.
  • Admissions.
  • Career paths.

The coursework consists of content related to:

  • Covering foundational knowledge and competencies in international education and globalization processes.
  • Developing skills in various topical areas (e.g., education abroad management, program evaluation, partnership development, consulting with international organizations).
  • Preparing practitioners for many increasing needs of internationalization development.

The program is designed for working professionals who:


  • Want to lead, develop, implement, and evaluate international programming and internationalization activities in business, industry, and education sectors, including postsecondary settings.
  • Want to develop and document specific international education expertise through participation in skill-building and practitioner-focused coursework.
  • Aspire to specialize in a particular facet of internationalization; students can select a global education abroad program and/or an internship to develop expertise in a specific region or skillset.

 Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Critically and effectively engage in international program administration and leadership.
  • Lead institutions in a changing, complex global environment through well-informed international policy and practice.
  • Excel in international education careers across multiple sectors of the international education field, including programming and administration, managing study abroad programs, administering international student services, directing student services in ESL and intensive language programs, and directing government or private programs that support international education and engagement.
  • Face emerging challenges within internationalization development.
  • Respond to various challenges, including shifting political dynamics, increased health and safety issues, and imperatives to expand learning modalities from face-to-face to virtual settings.
  • Facilitate and manage internationalization efforts in business, nonprofit, and education sectors, including postsecondary education.

Students completing a Graduate Certificate (CERT) program can apply the course credits earned towards a master’s or doctorate program in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, upon admission to those programs.

For more information, visit the IEAL CERT program page.

For information about all Graduate Certificate Programs, visit our CERT page.

Register for this session now. Please download the free Zoomsoftware and set up an account to participate.

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