This master’s degree program is designed to meet the needs of globally-focused individuals with a desire and passion to teach inter-nationally. It is intended to bridge inter-national experience with theory, research, and best-practice for teaching P-12 students. As part of this full-time, three-semester program candidates will complete 33 credit hours in graduate level course and practicum field work that will help them better understand students, teaching, assessment, and reflective practice from a global perspective. This program is not registered as leading to teaching certification in any specific jurisdiction, rather it focuses on preparing teachers for P-12 students and schools they may encounter around the world.
Candidates entering the program must:
- hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
- have documented teaching experience in a P-12 school outside the United States and Canada; and
- hold a contract or letter of support for at least one future ten-month teaching year in an international school that has an articulated partnership with Niagara University.
For unconditional admission to the program candidates must demonstrate a grade equivalent undergraduate GPA in their last 2 years of study of 3.0. Candidates who do not meet this requirement may be asked to complete the GRE and complete a personal interview with an admissions counselor.
Nonnative English speakers seeking admission must verify their proficiency in English. Niagara University will accept TOEFL (paper- or internet-based, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the College English Test.
Mode of Delivery
Candidates complete the program in a cohort of 10-15 students over three semesters. The program will largely be offered in an asynchronous on-line format, with limited synchronous or face-to-face meetings at key transition points (semester orientations, advisement, and graduation).
|EDU 537||Foundation Intnl Educat||3|
|EDU 536||Human Learn, Dev & Motivation||3|
|EDU 539||Characteristics of Students with||3|
|EDU 571||Foundations of Literacy Instruction||3|
|EDU 530||Manage the Cultural Resp Class||3|
|EDU 730||Curr & Inst Loc/Global Ct||3|
|EDU 505||Measurement and Evaluation in Education||3|
|EDU 580||Language and Linguistics in the ESL||3|
|EDU 595||Introduction to Educational Research||3|
|EDU 735||Intrl Teach & Learn Pract||3|
|EDU 736||Seminar Intl Teach & Lrn||3|