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

Overview: Drawing from a multifaceted approach to education and its effect on social and economic development in the United States and around the world, IEPM equips students with the skills and knowledge to become change makers in the field of international education and human development. 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, led by faculty expertise in human capital development, international organizations, and education policy reform.

Program Focus: Through two-years of study, IEPM provides 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 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.

IEPM students
IEPM students and faculty at the 2010 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference in Chicago.

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 have included students from such nations as China, Russia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Paraguay, South Korea, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Iraq, Japan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, India and the United Arab Emirates. Many of our 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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