This online Master of Education (MEd) in Global Education equips you with the research and analysis skills needed to gather evidence to inform, design and improve practices to strengthen systems that provide quality education for diverse populations in the field of international education.

Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year
Courses are offered 100% online
Required number of credits to complete this degree

An online master's in education for learners around the world

This degree emphasizes international education and the application of social science methodologies and approaches within an innovative, interdisciplinary framework. You will benefit from the convergence of theory and practice through real-world challenges and will tackle these challenges through individual and collaborative projects within and across local and regional contexts.

Throughout this program, you will focus on creating a deeper understanding of the complex and dynamic relationship between international and local perspectives on systems of education. Within those systems, you will develop practical solutions for the challenges that are often faced. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively across disciplines, designing innovative solutions within your working networks in your area of expertise.

Tailor this online master's in education to your own goals, deepening your knowledge of global and international perspectives in any of the following areas:

  • Comparative and international education
  • Citizenship education
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Early childhood education
  • Economics of education
  • Educational leadership
  • Evaluation research and policy analysis
  • Higher education/postsecondary education
  • Immigrant and refugee education
  • Learning sciences
  • Special education
  • Teaching, teacher education and development

Learn online from one of the best education colleges in the world

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to increase the innovation capabilities of individual educators, schools and organizations, districts, and communities. We know educators are the startup engines of individual minds and society.

ASU is ranked No. 11 in the world in the subject area of education according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. MLFTC is ranked #16 according to the US News and World Report 2020 survey of graduate colleges of education in the US.


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This degree was developed by five college faculty, including past and future presidents of the Comparative and International Education Society.

As a whole, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has 12 faculty with international research and project experience, with several hundred articles and dozens of books on education around the globe.

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With an online master's in education which specializes in global education, you are equipped with the skills needed to lead and continuously improve the education sector. While this program curriculum may help inform teaching practices, it does not lead to U.S. teacher certification.


Applicants for this online master's in education must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Personal statement
  5. Resume
  6. Proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

The letters of recommendation should be from individuals who can speak to the applicant's potential for success in a graduate program.

The personal statement should describe the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this degree.

GRE scores are not required for admission.

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