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Completion of this degree requires a minimum of 32 credits. Students may choose additional electives for up to a total of 40 credits.

I.  Foundations in International Education Theories (8 credits)

All students must take the following courses in International Education:
INTE-GE 2803 Foundations of International Education
INTE-GE 2025 Political Issues in International Education 

II.  Research Methods (8 credits)

All students must take the following courses in the methods of policy analysis:
INTE-GE 2007 Qualitative Methods in International Education
INTE-GE 2008 Quantitative Methods in International Education 

III. Fields of Specialization: Tracks in International Education (6 credits)

Students select one of two tracks: 

International Development and Education/Peace, Conflict, and Humanitarian Action 
or 
Cross Cultural Exchange and Study Abroad

Students take a minimum of 6 credits (usually two courses) in their track which allows a student to specialize in one area of International Education.

International Development and Education/Peace, Conflict Track

Focus is on understanding the challenges and opportunities of education in international development contexts and/or in crisis and conflict-affected contexts and preparing students to work in these fields in government agencies, NGOs, foundations and beyond.

Choose one course:
INTE-GE 2028 Comparative Politics, Education, and Conflict OR
INTE-GE 2863 International Development Education: Theory and Practice OR
INTE-GE 2864 International Development Education: Practice in Ghana

Select one additional:
INTE-GE 2028 Comparative Politics, Education, and Conflict
INTE-GE 2805 Globalization and Education
INTE-GE 2809 International Studies in Human Rights Education
INTE-GE 2863 International Development Education: Theory and Practice
INTE-GE 2864 International Development Education: Practice in Ghana

Cross Cultural Exchange and Study Abroad Track

Focus is on public and private educational and cultural organizations that sponsor and conduct international cultural and educational exchanges and cross cultural training, or universities, colleges, schools, and educational agencies that foster global understanding through study abroad programs and other educational exchange opportunities.

Choose one course:
INTE-GE 2009 The Practice of Study Abroad and International Student Services OR
INTE-GE 2806 The Practice of International Education

Select one additional:
INTE-GE 2009 The Practice of Study Abroad and International Student Services
INTE-GE 2023 Socio-Anthropological Approaches to International Education
INTE-GE 2545 Immigration and Education in the World
INTE-GE 2583 Education Abroad: Theory and Practice
INTE-GE 2806 The Practice of International Education
INTE-GE 2805 Globalization and Education
INTE-GE 2811 Global Curriculum: Internationalization of Higher Education

IV. Electives: Specialization in International Education (6 to 18 credits)

Working closely with your advisor, you will select electives that complement the required courses in the International Education program and that are meaningful to you and your academic and career goals. Students select 6-10 credits of electives from the program, department, or across the University to support their field of specialization track, deepen their research and career-related skills, or develop further expertise.  You may also opt to take additional field of specialization/track courses listed above, or complete both fields of specialization tracks.  

Finally, students in this variable credit degree may opt to take up to 8 additional credits of specialization electives should they choose to take more than the minimum of 32 credits.

Students may also fulfill this requirement through NYU Steinhardt's global study programs, which are periodically offered in January, over spring break, or during the summer, including the International Education study abroad opportunities during the summer in Ghana

Listed below are some popular International Education electives outside the International Education program, both from within our department (Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities) and across the university. Students may choose electives from across Steinhardt, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and others.

APSTA-GE 2110 Large Databases in Education Research
APSY-GE 2682 Cross-Cultural Counseling
EDPLY-GE 2030 Education and Social Policy
HPSE-GE 2045 Internationalism and Study Abroad
INTRL-GA 1754 UN Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
LANED-GE 2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multicultural Education
LATC-GA 1045 International Human Rights: Latin America
PADM-GP 2171 Program Analysis and Evaluation
PADM-GP 2211 International Program Development and Management
SOED-GE 2371 Social Inequality and Education

IV. Internship (0 - 4 credits)

Students participate in a semester-long job-related internship with an agency, office, or project involved in an aspect related to international education. Along with the internship experience, students take INTE-GE 2802 Professional Development in International Education, which helps support students in their professional development in the field through practice-based modules.  At the end of the course, students create a professional portfolio.  The course may be taken during the spring or summer semesters.

Students may also complete their internship requirement through the International Education program’s Internship Abroad program, which places small groups of International Education students in community-based organizations in such locations as Accra, Ghana to develop and implement special projects.