Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments
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Educate with a Global Lens
The Master of Education in Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments is among the first curriculum and instruction programs in the U.S. to apply global solutions to solve complex, local educational challenges.
The program is for teachers who see how the world is changing. They believe deeply in the mission and potential of equitable education and want to be able to prepare their students for the future.
Students explore educational viewpoints across a wide range of cultures and countries.
Based on these perspectives, graduates will improve the common good through designing effective curriculum to serve diverse and increasingly globalized student populations.
Graduates will develop valuable collaborative action research skills, drawing on international perspectives to generate solutions in local contexts.
Students are trained in conducting action research, a recursive, problem-solving form of research.
Guest speakers from around the world provide first-hand experiences and impressions on global education trends.
Our diverse course of study covers wide-ranging topics, including:
- Family and Community Engagement
- Globalization, Mobility, and Education
- Perspectives on Disability and Special Education Practices
- Designing Learning Environments in a Social and Digital World
The dynamic faculty members of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development are committed educators and leading scholars.
Graduates of the Global Perspectives program will learn to:
- Develop self-knowledge, meaning, and a sense of purpose as an educator
- Assess and improve opportunities for all students
- Employ curriculum design and instructional practice to create effective learning environments for diverse student populations
- Apply global perspectives to design curricula
- Identify, pose, and solve educational problems
- Apply action research to address problems encountered in educational settings
- Contribute to and access a robust collaborative network of educators working to address today’s educational challenges
At a Glance
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How many courses?
This program consists of 12 courses for a total of 30 credits.
Most students should complete the program within 2 years.
When can I start?
Students can begin the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer terms.
Regular Decision: November 1, 2020
Rolling Admission Ends: December 4, 2020
Classes Start: January 19, 2021
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Lynch School faculty are active researchers, recognized for their influential work in areas such as urban education, special education, STEM, and dual language learning. Driven by an overarching commitment to address inequities, our faculty prepare educators across the globe who combat marginalization in a range of scholastic environments. As students put their scholarship into action, faculty members help guide their growth as critical thinkers, reflective leaders, and engaged citizens.
All courses for the Master’s in Education, Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments are designed by faculty members of the Department of Teaching, Curriculum, and Society, which include:
What will I study?
- Courses: 12
- Credits: 30
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Global Perspectives: Teaching, Curriculum, and Learning Environments is grounded in the traditional principles of Curriculum and Instruction but with a focus on diverse educational communities. The program readies education professionals to become active researchers, seeking to promote the common good through developing solutions for increasingly globalized student populations. In an interconnected society, to redress inequality, education must address the needs of every student. Courses focus on evidence-based practices while exploring forces of change: new technologies, population mobility, political turbulence, economic volatility, and environmental fragility.
Students take nine three-credit courses with three action research modules integrated throughout the program.
- Fall Semester:
- Regular Decision:
- Rolling Admission Ends:
- Classes Begin:
To be uploaded to your online Application Form
In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any experiences related to global education or global citizenship, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.
Please include educational experiences that occurred in Pre-K to 12th grade classrooms, after school programs, community-based programs, or adult education settings.
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*, your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.
*such as applying a global perspective to teaching, learning, curriculum, or international teaching and learning experiences
Letters of Recommendation
Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form
Two letters of recommendation are required with at least one required from a university faculty member or advisor.
Applicants may submit one additional recommendation of their choice, with a letter from a supervisor in a school or other educational setting recommended.
Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in lieu of official transcripts for the application review process. In the event that one is admitted into a program and enrolls, our office will need official transcripts prior to course registration. To expedite application processing times, our office encourages you to send unofficial transcripts electronically to our email address at GSOE@BC.EDU. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include all of the following items:
- Course titles and grades for each course
- Year and entry term for each of the courses listed
- Translated into English by certified translation agent (if not already in English)
- Original and translated transcripts must be provided
If you are able to secure official transcripts, please note the following:
- An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
- Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
- If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.
Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to email@example.com from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure it is received by our office.
Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:
Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Submitting GRE test scores is optional and not required. If you wish to send GRE scores, the Lynch School GRE code is 3218.