This certificate prepares students how to become effective teachers in an increasingly globalized world and explore what constitutes a valued and engaging curriculum for the community. You'll learn how to adopt a global lens to identify and address barriers to equity, inclusion, and global citizenship in educational settings.
Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning
In an increasingly interdependent world, well-prepared educators will move beyond nationalist perspectives to deeply examine global perspectives about how to be an effective teacher, what constitutes a valued and engaging curriculum, and how learning occurs across environments.
Globalization, Mobility, and Education
This course addresses political and economic issues related to migration and education. It asks how cultural, social, political, and economic factors influence immigrant incorporation, and how educators can facilitate immigrant students’ opportunities for learning through changes in policies, pedagogies, and curricula.
Preparing the Whole Person for Global Citizenship
The course will focus on the development of individuals and their role as global citizens. We will explore the whole person development of adolescents and emerging adults in the digital age—one marked by a participatory culture. We explore these questions while foregrounding the different strategies and methodologies of counseling, developmental, and educational psychology.
Students will select 1 course from the options listed below.
Language Learners in Global Perspective
This course provides an overview of language learning and the situation of second language learners in schools. First, from a sociocultural perspective, we review processes of language learning and the challenges language learners face when they must simultaneously learn a language and learn a subject matter in that language. Then, we study how these processes vary across cultural contexts.
Perspectives on Disabilities and Special Education
Conceptualizations of disabilities and approaches to education for students with disabilities vary around the globe. In this course, we will gain understandings of factors that influence societal and education systems’ perspectives on disability, as well as if, why, and how special education is provided around the globe.
Designing Learning Environments in a Social and Digital World
With consideration to global shifts in interconnectivity, social interactions, and technology, what counts as knowledge and expertise has changed. This has significant implications for how we design curriculum and other learning environments. In this course, we will examine and evaluate different learning environments and various aspects within those environments.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:
To be uploaded to your online Application Form.
In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be sent to our office. Please note the following:
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Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467