Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Our Master's in International Education Management (IEM) is a three-semester, 43-credit program. Core course work includes topics in international education, intercultural communication, and language study, as well as work experience through a four- to six-month practicum.

Duration Start Dates Credits Thesis or Practicum Language Competency Program Chair
Three semesters, full time August or January 43 Practicum Required Katherine Punteney, EdD

Sample course schedule »

 

Core Course Work

The interdisciplinary course work focuses on the core learning goals of the international education management program and will prepare you to launch a career in international education. The degree requirements are:

1. International Education Management Core

Courses that emphasize the learning goals of the program:

  • Principles and Practices of International Education
  • International Education Program Design and Assessment
  • International Education Marketing and Student Recruitment
  • Logic Model Framework for International Education
  • Comparative International Education or International Education Policy
  • Budgeting for Educational Organizations
  • Staff Management in International Context

2. Language and Intercultural Competency Core

Courses taught in the language of study combine language skills development with topics related to graduate degree work and professional interests. Our intercultural competency offerings provide students with the cross-cultural communication skills needed to pursue global careers. Sample courses include:

  • Teaching Chinese in a Globalized Context (in Chinese)
  • Comparative and International Education in Latin America (in Spanish)
  • Models and Decision-Making for Positive Change (in French)
  • Intercultural Group Dynamics
  • Multilingual Communication in Multicultural Settings

3. Electives

Electives by advisement build on your expertise in domains that will benefit your career. Sample courses include:

  • Education Abroad (Study Abroad) Management
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Foreign Diversity and Inclusion
  • International Marketing Research
  • Organizational Sustainability of NGOs
  • Introduction to Language Program Administration
  • Counseling Skills for Advisors

4. Professional Practicum

Finalize your degree in the workforce with a four- to six-month practicum in the international education field. To earn credit, students will be responsible for rigorous academic performance, equivalent in quantity and quality to the requirements for six credits of on-campus course work. For detailed information, please go to the practicum page.

Specializations

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    Add a 17-credit specialization in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to provide broader professional expertise and additional career avenues in language education and curriculum design.
  • Teaching Foreign Language (TFL)
    Add a 17-credit specialization in Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) to provide broader professional expertise and additional career avenues in language education and curriculum design.
  • Language Program Administration
    Add a 21-credit specialization in Language Program Administration to gain professional skills such as developing budgets and monitoring expenses, training teachers and aides, and evaluating language program effectiveness.
  • Intercultural Competence
    The 16-credit Intercultural Competence (ICC) specialization equips students with the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes to expertly lead and train multicultural teams, to sensitively interact with diverse stakeholders, to create effective ICC assessments and training materials, and to meet the challenges of working and interacting in intercultural settings.

Program Options

In addition to the three-semester International Education Management program, you can also choose from the following options:

  • Joint MPA/MA in International Education Management
    Earn two degrees in five semesters: a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Education Management. This program features four semesters of course work and a one-semester professional practicum. You will gain practical skills and tools while building in-depth management competencies for educational settings of all types.
  • Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program
    Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) are encouraged to apply for the competitive Peace Corps Fellows program.

 

Sample Course Schedule*

Fall Start, Full Time, Three Semesters

Fall 1 17 Credits
Principles and Practices of International Education 2
International Education Marketing and Student Recruitment 3
Comparative International Education or International Education Policy 2
Budgeting for Educational Organizations 2
Language Studies 4
Intercultural Competency Studies 2
Electives 2
January 1

4 Credits

Electives 4
Spring 1
16 Credits
International Education Program Design and Assessment 4
Logic Model Framework for International Education 1
Staff Management in International Context 2
Language Studies 4
Intercultural Competency Studies 2
Electives 3
Summer/Fall 2 6 Credits
Four- to Six-Month Practicum 6
TOTAL 43

 

*This is a sample degree schedule. Individual student degree schedules will vary. All curricula are subject to revision and change.