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Office of International Programs

The College of Education has provided educational opportunities to American-sponsored overseas schools through the Office of International Programs since 1966.  Since its beginning, the International Programs at the College of Education has contributed to this effort by providing qualified students an affordable opportunity to continue their studies abroad for becoming successful educators.  Programs have included on-site courses for professional development and graduate credit, graduate degree programs, fieldwork, technical services, and consultation.

Thousands of teachers and administrators have earned graduate degrees through the Office of International Programs. Benefits of enrollment include career advancement, professional growth, higher salaries, meeting SACS-COC  requirements for accreditation, expansion of networking, and great opportunities to grow professionally.

Degree Programs (Listed as Non-certification Overseas Program in the UA Graduate Catalog)

Courses are 4 weeks long. Each course is specifically designed for elementary and secondary education graduate students. All courses represent the same rigor as taught on campus in the College of Education.

All degree-seeking students must 1) complete the program within eighteen consecutive semesters (fall, spring, summer) from the date of admission; 2) pass a comprehensive examination and/or Portfolio; and 3) transfer approved master’s-level courses from another regionally accredited institution, when applicable. With the approval of the student’s department and the dean of the Graduate School, 12 hours or 25% of the degree program, whichever is greater, may be transferred from another institution.

All credit toward the master’s degree, including transfer credit, must have been earned during the six years (18 fall, spring, and summer semesters) immediately preceding the date on which the degree is to be awarded.

  • OIP SPEMA Student Orientation Attendance form Signature Required
  • OIP C&I Student Orientation Attendance form Signature Required

International Endeavors

Fulbright Scholars from COE

  • Dr. Angela Benson
  • Dr. Phil Bishop
  • Dr. Joy J. Burnham
  • Dr. Cory Callahan
  • Dr. Randall E. Schumacker
  • Dr. Steve Thoma

Visiting Scholars from in 2016-2020

  • University Vienna, Austria
  • Federal Institute of Education of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Shanghai Normal University, China
  • Nanjing Normal University, China
  • Kerala University, India
  • Bautista Medical Center University, Paraguay
  • Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

OIP Advisory Committee

  • Joy Burnham (Dean’s Office) – Ex-Officio
  • Cory Callahan (C&I)
  • Alison Hooper (C&I)
  • Michael Lawson (ESPRMC)
  • Kagenda Mutua, Chair
  • Roxanne Mitchell (ELPTS)
  • Steven Yates  (Library and Information Studies)
  • Dr. Kagendo Mutua

    Director, International Programs

  • Suzanne Gibson

    International Graduate Program Coordinator