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Global Competence Certificate (GCC)

May 28, 2014 | 8:31 pm
Collaboratively developed by Teachers College, Columbia University, Asia Society, and World Savvy, the Global Competence Certificate is the first-of-its-kind online graduate level certificate program in global education for teachers. This 15-month program provides rigorous academic coursework, immersive global field work, and structured peer-to-peer collaboration to help educators develop the capacity to embed global competence into teaching and learning. The online courses engage and challenge participants, while modeling how technology can be used to build global citizenship. Participants receive a Certificate in Global Competence and 48 Continuing Education Units or 12 graduate credits from Teachers College. Partial scholarships are available. Rolling admissions: March 3 - August 15, 2014 More information & to apply:  
Posted by: Jennifer Lofing
March 13, 2014 | 9:13 am
A flyer about the Global Competence Certificate Program for educators, including application information.
February 27, 2014 | 9:28 am
Colleges of education around the country are partnering with non-profit organizations in unique ways to advance their internationalization goals. For example, World Savvy created a Global Competence Certificate (GCC) program in collaboration with Teachers College at Columbia University and Asia Society, available to classroom teachers across the United States.Michigan State is working with the Institute for Educational Leadership to bring former policy fellows to China. Miami University of Ohio has a partnership office within the College of Education to build and manage both domestic and international partnerships that enhance their teacher preparation programs.Partnerships exist between multiple institutions and non-profits for specific teach abroad programs as well. Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) and Educators Abroad are two programs that provide opportunities for quality student teaching placement and supervision outside the United States, both utilizing different... read more
February 28, 2013 | 12:11 pm
Some institutions and institutional collaborations are creating certificate programs that focus on building global knowledge, skills, and dispositions of future teachers. These programs also act as laboratories for materials and course development that benefit all teacher candidates. The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s School of Education has designed a certificate in Global Perspectives for prospective teachers. Students must take 21 general education courses in the following areas: 3 credits in U.S. or European history; 3 credits in global cultures, world geography, or cultural anthropology; 12 credits drawn from a list of non-Western/non-European courses that focus on two world areas; and a special 3-credit course on Education and Globalization. The program includes a teaching unit as a capstone assignment that integrates what students have learned into their teaching practice. Credits used to fulfill the certificate requirements can also help students meet other requirements.... read more