Global Citizenship in Education Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Program Director: Todd Kenreich
Phone: 410-704-5897

Global Citizenship in Education is a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) program designed to equip educators with advanced knowledge and skills to internationalize the curriculum for PreK-16 students. This 12-unit program focuses on research, policy and practice in the field of global citizenship. The program culminates with a capstone project that creatively addresses an authentic problem in the education sector.

This PBC may be combined with a master’s or doctoral degree program to enhance your professional credentials. This option may be of particular interest to students in advanced degree programs such as Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Gifted and Creative Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Instructional Leadership, and Global Humanities.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Global Citizenship in Education 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. It is grounded in the belief that education is a universal human right in an increasingly interdependent world. The primary aim of the program is to promote globally-competent educators who can equip their K-12 students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions to address issues of global significance.  

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university** with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 based upon the last 60 units of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study.

  • A 400-600 word Statement of Purpose Essay describing the student's professional goals for advanced graduate study

  • Current resume

  • Two letters of recommendation that describe the candidate's professional experience and academic work (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application)

Non-immigrant International Students

Program Enrollment: F-1 and J-1 students are required to be enrolled full-time. The majority of their classes must be in-person and on campus. See the list of programs that satisfy these requirements, and contact the International Student and Scholars Office with questions.

Admission Procedures: See additional information regarding Graduate Admission policies and International Graduate Application online.

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Degree Requirements

The program requires completion of the following 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.

Total Units12
  • The curriculum allows students to earn a stand-alone certificate.
  • Students may take select courses to advance their knowledge of global citizenship without enrolling in this program.
  • The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate also may be earned in conjunction with a master’s degree program.
  • Master’s degree programs with up to 12 units of electives can integrate this certificate program to enhance professional credentials.

Students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a global issue.
  2. demonstrate research skills by evaluating recent empirical research in the field of global citizenship education.
  3. demonstrate analytic skills by critiquing existing curricula/programs.
  4. design original work that advances the field of global citizenship education and provides creative solutions for dissemination to authentic audiences.