The Global Educator Certificate prepares future educator professionals in K-12 schools or other educational settings to integrate global content and approaches into their professional practice.


Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative undergraduate grade point average and must declare their intent to pursue the certificate before completion of six credits in the Global Educator Certificate sequence.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in certificate courses. 

Core Education Course
ED POL 375Cultural Foundations of Education3
Core Electives6
Global Foundations - choose one:
Introduction to Global Studies I: People and Politics
Introduction to Global Studies II: Economics and the Environment
Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology
Global Historical/Theoretical Perspectives in Education - choose one:
Comparative Special Education
Peace Education
Nonviolence in Education
Teaching Economics in the Social Studies Curriculum
Teaching of Social Studies:
World Language Methods and Materials
Critical Issues and Methods in World Language Education
Global Learning Component - choose one:3
Any study abroad course (at least 3 credits)
Fieldwork (major advisor approval needed)
Fieldwork in Multicultural Education
Fieldwork in International Education
Field Experience with Dual Language Learners
Other Electives 3
Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature
Field Experience with Dual Language Learners
Study Abroad:
Models and Issues for Early Childhood Education
Study Abroad
Language Acquisition for Children of Diverse Backgrounds
Assessment Issues in Language Education
Language and Urban Schooling
Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL
History and Politics of Second Language Education
Developing Biliteracy
Language, Content, and Comprehensible Input
Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin Am/Latino Cultural Heritage
Literature for the Young Child
Applied Educational Linguistics
Group Process and Civic Engagement:
Contexts for Global Management
Language, Media, and Social Practice in Global Communications
Environment and Sustainability
System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction
Rethinking Global Security
Cities in the Global Economy
Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age
The Global Politics of Human Rghts
Access, Security, and Intercultural Contexts in Global Communications
The Politics and Policy of Sustainability
Strategies for Realizing Security in Global Contexts
Cross-Cultural Management
Advanced Independent Study
Total Credits15