Global Citizenship in Education Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
https://www.towson.edu/coe/departments/secondary/grad/global-citizenship-education/

Program Director: Todd Kenreich
Phone: 410-704-5897
Email: tkenreich@towson.edu

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)

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

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.

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.

SCED 690GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION: THEORY, RESEARCH, AND POLICY3
SCED 691GLOBALIZATION AND GLOBAL ISSUES3
SCED 692TEACHING GLOBAL ISSUES3
SCED 693CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION3
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.