Doctoral students may pursue an Option A minor in international education. Courses are selected from across the School of Education departments. Participating departments offering courses toward this Option A minor are the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, the Department of Educational Policy Studies, the Department of Counseling Psychology, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Art.

The 12-credit minor in international education is composed of graduate-level international education courses. These courses comprise a minimum of 50 percent of content devoted to international topics/issues. Coursework for the minor must be distributed as follows: at least one 3-credit course with an emphasis on disciplinary theory or research; three additional courses at the 500 level or above. Students are expected to achieve a B or better in four international education courses at the 500 level or above in order to qualify for the international education minor.

Students choosing this minor select, in consultation with the chair of the School of Education Global Education Committee (currently Maggie Hawkins) and an advisor from their home department, education-related courses with significant international content. This  minor must be approved in accordance with the student’s home department procedures. Forms for Option A minors are available in students’ home departments.

Faculty: Professors Hawkins (Curriculum and Instruction; current contact for the minor), Wang (Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis), Bal (RPSE), Kaplan (Educational Psychology), James (Curriculum and Instruction), Kendall (Educational Policy Studies), Walbarger (Kinesiology), Skog (Dance), Hilyard (Art)