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M.Ed. in International Education Policy and Management (IEPM)


Through a multifaceted approach to education led by faculty with expertise in human capital development, international organizations, and education policy reform, IEPM equips students with the skills and knowledge to become change makers in the field of international education and human and economic development around the world.

Program focus: Building on Peabody College's considerable intellectual capital in school administration and higher education leadership, the IEPM program provides foundational coursework in K-12 and higher education concentrations. Students gain a solid theoretical understanding of underlying public policy issues facing schools, universities, education systems and non-formal learning environments in various contexts around the world. Combined with a strong background in research and data and a focus on practical application, students are prepared to critically engage and address salient issues within international education today, notably the relationships between education and economic growth, social cohesion, global health, and other dimensions of human development.
Students: IEPM proudly includes diverse student cohort, attracting both from within and outside of the United States, with roughly one-half comprised of international students. Current and past international IEPM cohorts of students have come from China, Russia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Paraguay, South Korea, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Iraq, Japan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, India and the United Arab Emirates. Many students arrive with professional experience in teaching, development assistance, advocacy and community outreach, including the Peace Corps, Teach for America, the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services, International Baccalaureate Organization.


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