2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

International and Multicultural Education

The International and Multicultural Education (IME) Department is committed to understanding inequalities based on race, class, gender, and nationality as a way of promoting educational scholarship and research based on principles of equity and social justice. The programs are dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within social, cultural, and linguistic contexts in both the United States and abroad.

While the programs address the realities of urban schooling in the United States, we maintain a global focus by carefully examining the impact of globalization and immigration on education and human rights worldwide.

Our Programs

The goals of the programs are to provide:

  • To develop critical analysis & contextual understanding of education (formal, non-formal and informal) and unequal realities in local, global, and transnational contexts. Students explore and develop an orientation towards critical, transformative and social justice pedagogies including ethnic studies, and human rights education, among others
  • To provide theoretical grounding in order to learn and apply critical and social theories to a wide range of education issues locally globally.
  • Students also develop their own particular area of theoretical interest, inquiry, reflection, and writing
  • To learn research methods & approaches such that students are able to state a research problem and question, identify appropriate theoretical frameworks, conduct a literature review, identify relevant quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies, and discuss implications. By learning about and practicing engaged scholarship, students acquire diverse methodological tools and skills to conduct inquiry and assessment in a range of areas such as classroom teaching, community organizing, and curriculum development, among other areas
  • To cultivate scholars, practitioners & advocates in education so that students can apply their critical analysis of educational inequities and case studies of social justice education to practical and engaged action in local, global and transnational settings

The faculty of International and Multicultural Education offer three M.A. programs: the Master of Arts in International and Multicultural Education, the MA in Human Rights Education, and the Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, which may include a concentration in Digital Media and Learning. In addition, the faculty offer a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in International and Multicultural Education, which may include a concentration area in Language & Culture.


    Graduate Majors

    Graduate Minors