International Educational Development, MSEd

The M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development program (IEDP) prepares students with distinctive skills required to address social, political and economic concerns in the world's most marginalized communities through both academic coursework and hands-on experiences. Students draw on the program’s strong interdisciplinary foundations to develop expertise in areas such as: learning, curriculum and pedagogy, early childhood education, educational assessment, gender, human rights, language policy, literacy, migration, nonprofit management, poverty alleviation, public health, program evaluation, school climate, and technology for development. Graduates of the IEDP have an enhanced understanding of the interplay of local, national, and international politics, policies, and priorities in a world of rapid educational change, and are able to critically read and persuasively communicate evidence-based knowledge to a diverse set of stakeholders.


A total of 10 course units are required for the IEDP MSEd.

Core Courses
EDUC 514Education in Developing Countries1
EDUC 695International Educational Development in Practice: Tools, Techniques and Ethics1
EDUC 734Masters Proseminar in International Educational Development1
Research Methods Courses 1
Select 1 Quantitative Methods course 1
Select 1 Qualitative Methods course 1
IEDP Thematic Courses 2
Select 2 Thematic courses2
Select 1 Distribution Elective 31
Select 2 free electives 42
IEDP Field Internship
Total Course Units10

IEDP Capstone Portfolio

Students must prepare a professional, performance-based portfolio of works that demonstrate their mastery of IED research, theory, skills and practice. The portfolio must include a Policy Brief (prepared in the Master’s Proseminar in International Educational Development). 

Students should confer with their faculty advisor about the other requirements of the portfolio, but they may include: technical proposal; internship reports and assignments; and/or term or position papers; academic presentations.

IEDP Summer Field Internship

All eligible students may complete an approved 12 week, international internship in an education and development oriented organization (typically in the summer), where there are productive work opportunities, and where interns have the skills that match the position openings. Domestic placements may be considered for those who request them.

All IEDP-Masters students who have passed EDUC514, EDUC695, and EDUC734, and in good academic standing are eligible for an IEDP internship. Students should confer with their faculty advisor about eligibility review and internship placement.  Students will be registered for EDUC990 in the term of their internship if they are not enrolled in any other courses.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.