Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
WHY A MASTER'S IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION?
SIT developed the first master’s degree in international education 20 years ago. Building on that well-respected curriculum, this program offers an in-depth exploration of the historical, political, economic, and social contexts of education, crossing cultural divides and language barriers. The program utilizes a culturally immersive format so that you will learn about the field of international education administration while living it.
In this global master’s program format, you will examine two richly diverse educational systems — Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Santiago, Chile — to attain professional expertise in global studies; program and curricula development; research skills; and intercultural learning. You also will learn and practice conversational Vietnamese and Spanish, for which you will receive instruction tailored to your skill level.
Begin your program with orientation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Meet your cohort, attend an intensive seminar with the program chair, and undertake lessons with local faculty. During your first semester in Ho Chi Minh City, a high-octane metropolis known for its extraordinary growth and socioeconomic change, you will study educational practice and policy; research methods; and observe a variety of educational models. You will also travel to Hanoi, Vietnam’s seat of government, to learn about the inner workings of national education policy.
In your second semester, you will live and study in Santiago, Chile, where you will conduct comparative studies of Chile’s urban and rural areas, learn about program development, and take a four-day excursion to Temuco, a city nestled between the Pacific and the Andes, to learn about indigenous, bilingual, autonomous, and decolonialized education.
In your third and fourth semesters, you will undertake an independent practicum to gain on-the-job skills in a role and location of your choice and complete a capstone paper to present during a capstone seminar on our historic Vermont campus or virtually.
Designed for aspiring professionals, this unique master’s degree — one of SIT’s cornerstone offerings — will show you how to meet the immense challenges of the international educator, positioning you for rapid advancement in the field.