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Incorporating International Perspectives in Education

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Graduate Certificate
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

The certificate program is designed for individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degrees who are interested in learning about internationalization and how to incorporate global perspectives into curriculum, pedagogy, and school policy and practice.

Courses provide students with a foundation in internationalization, as it relates to school systems and the development of curriculum in K-12 settings. Upon completion of the certificate, students can apply to one of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development’s Master’s, Ed.S. or Ed.D. programs. All 12 certificate credits may transfer into one of these degree programs upon admission.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:

Fall – April 1

Spring – October 1

Summer – March 1

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. View a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.

Statement of purpose:

In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.

Additional requirements:

A resumé is required.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, and English language requirements.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.9283 ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday