The master's degree in International Education program provides students with the opportunity to study the role of education in the context of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and other developing areas. The program provides opportunities to focus on formal or non-formal education, community education, teacher education, adult literacy and learning theories, gender issues in development, social theories of education, comparative education, cultural issues in education, and education in crisis and conflict contexts. Students can also choose to focus on issues of formal education and development. Courses and co-curricular activities also bring an international dimension to education in the United States.

Our world needs educators who are trained in critical reflection and dedicated to improving equitable outcomes for students and their communities around the globe. Students in the International Education program are expected to become aware of social justice issues in education and to understand participatory and popular education approaches to education.