International and Comparative Education: MA

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Are you concerned with educational policies and practices and determined to make a change?

AUC’s MA in international and comparative education (MA-ICED) produces students who are agents of change in educational development, policy, higher education internationalization, and international schools. Students will develop the professional skills to view educational reform in a global context and the analytic skills for understanding how the social, political, and economic elements of education impact quality and outcomes.

The program includes a full range of courses drawn from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary constructs, focusing on issues from early childhood policy and education for girls in rural areas, to citizenship development and teacher evaluation methodologies, and everything in between. The MA-ICED offers two study concentrations: teaching and learning and international education development and policy.

  • Graduates of AUC’s MA-ICED are high-performing educational leaders and policy analysts for school and university systems that are in need of significant change. Our students work in PreK-12 schools, universities, NGOs, government agencies, intergovernmental institutions, research organizations, and private firms. They go on to influence policies and practices in higher education, and improve quality teaching and learning in schools and universities in Egypt and the region. Many pursue prestigious PhD programs in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

    • Teaching and Learning
    • International Education Development and Policy
  • Focusing on education from an international and comparative perspective, students gain professional educational skills in a global context of reform. AUC’s MA-ICED tackles issues critical for education today, such as teacher recruitment and selection practices within different schooling systems, effective communication among urban and rural school leaders, teacher perspective on homework, citizenship education, art education in Egypt, dropout prevention in Cairo slums, as well as methods for evaluating teachers. The MA-ICED program has recently incorporated new courses on a variety of topics, including early childhood policy; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education; youth and human development policy; and curriculum from a comparative perspective.

    Through their research, students help create an intellectual hub for educational development and reform in Egypt and the region’s schools, higher education institutions, and educational systems.