Students may begin the program in the Summer, Fall or Spring semester. Both full time and part time schedules are available, though international students are required to be in full-time status during the entire program of study (with special exceptions made in the final semester of study).
Many of our students work while completing the program, so the length of time it takes to finish the required credit hours varies based on student needs. Most students take two years to complete the program, but the MA can be completed in as little as 15 months, including summer study.
Both full-time and part-time schedules are available; however, international students are required to maintain full-time enrollment during the entire program of study (with special exceptions made in the final semester).
Many of our students do have full-time jobs while in ITEP. To accommodate students who work full-time, most classes are offered at 5:30pm or 8:20pm.
ITEP students develop and complete a capstone project usually during their final semester of the program through EDU 685: ProSeminar in International Education. The main objective of the capstone is to help students consolidate, integrate, and advance knowledge and skills acquired through ITEP. Students work with the ProSem instructor (a Core ITEP faculty member) to design and finish their project.
The capstone includes the following elements: a literature review, an analytical writing component, and original research. Some examples of capstone topics include a program evaluation, a program training design and implementation, and qualitative research project.
Transfer Credit from Accredited Institution
Students can transfer in a maximum of 6 credits from another university provided that these credits have been earned at the master's level from an accredited institution, and is relevant to the ITEP program of study.
Credit Waiver for Volunteer Experience
In the past, when ITEP's program was 36 credit hours, incoming students could apply for credit waivers of up to 6 credits based on previous volunteer experience. Because of the reduction of required credits to a 30 hour program, students are no longer eligible for a credit waiver based on previous volunteer experience.
Yes. Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor at the start of the program. The advisor can help students decide if an internship or experience abroad will enhance the students’ program of study and/or career goals.
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The School of Education’s International Training and Education Program hosts monthly Global Education Forums (GEFs), discussions on pressing topics in international education, international development, and intercultural exchange. Join our conversations with experts, who offer their viewpoints and experiences as practitioners, researchers, and activists. Audience participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the dialogue.
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