Global Citizenship in Education Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The global citizenship in education certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge
and practice of educators who seek to prepare young people for active participation
in the community and the world.
The program is grounded in the belief that education is a universal human right in
an increasingly interdependent world. Preparing students for life and work in a global
society requires a deep understanding of global interdependence, contemporary issues,
and the connection between local and global issues.
This certificate program seeks to develop globally-competent citizens by enhancing
the knowledge and skills of teachers. Educators will be prepared to equip their P-16
students with knowledge, skills and dispositions to understand and act on issues of
According to the American Council on Education, “America’s future depends on our ability
to develop a citizen base that is globally competent.”
The program requires completion of 12 units of course work and is designed to accommodate
students with at least a baccalaureate degree, who are interested in internationalizing
the school curriculum and programs.
SCED 690 Global Citizenship Education: Theory, Research and Policy (3)
SCED 691 Globalization and Global Issues (3)
SCED 692 Teaching Global Issues (3)
SCED 693 Capstone Seminar in Global Citizenship Educations (3)
This is a stand-alone certificate, or may be earned in conjunction with a doctoral
(Ed.D.) or master’s degree (M.Ed.) program. Students can enhance their professional
credentials by completing the certificate as part of a graduate degree program with
up to 12 units of electives.
Applying to the Program
The post-baccalaureate certificate in global citizenship in education accepts admission
materials on a rolling basis, but applicants are encouraged to meet these priority
deadlines: March 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission. Learn more aboutadmission requirements and deadlines.