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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Comparative and International Education Certificate (CI ED)

Undergraduate Certificate Program

Walter Fullam
Penn State Berks
Phone: 610-396-6223

Penn State Berks

Comparative and International Education Certificate (CI ED)

The undergraduate CI ED Certificate is designed to enhance the degree completion requirements through international field experiences and provide opportunities to investigate multiple education theories, policies and practices.  The balance of course and fieldwork is intended to increase students’ inquiry, awareness and understanding of the dynamics of working with multi-cultural and diverse students through in-class and field opportunities.  The program will facilitate and guide the candidate’s inquiry into understanding diverse education systems and encourage sensitivity toward multicultural students to address the increasingly diverse U.S. classroom population.

Admission Requirements:

Any full time student currently enrolled at Penn State Berks is eligible to earn the certificate of Comparative and International Education. 

Requirements for Completion:

 9 Credits:

1) International Travel course (3 Cr) such as the following:

a. CI 495 (Internship) (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.

2) Comparative Education course (3 Cr.) such as one of the following:

b.EDTHP 401 (3 Cr) or 3 credits of another international culture or global experience course as approved by the department.

3) International culture course (3 Cr.) such as the following*:

APLNG 493 (Teaching English as a Second Language)
CMLIT 10 (Introduction to World Literature)
ENGL 182C (Literature and Empire)
FR 139 (France and the French Speaking World)
GEOG 126 (Economic Geography)
HIST 175 (Modern Asian History)
INTST 100 (Introduction to International Studies)
MUSIC 9 (Introduction to World Musics)
WLED 400 (Foundations of Language and Second Language Teaching)
Third level of a world language

*or international culture course as approved by the faculty.

Effective Semester: Fall 2013


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