Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Program Director ITEP
Many ITEP graduates seek employment with organizations and agencies such as the World Bank, the Peace Corps, the Department of State and USAID, domestic and overseas universities, K-12 schools, or a variety of other governmental or international non-governmental organizations and agencies.
Yes. Candidates are required to have significant international experience in order to apply—generally at least a semester of study abroad, with a strong preference for candidates who have worked and taught professionally in a country other than the one of their birth.
About a third of our current students are returned Peace Corps Volunteers or taught overseas through the JET (Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program), Fulbright, World Teach or other programs.
Many of our students work while completing the program, so the length of time it takes to finish the required credit hours varies based on student needs. Most students take two years to complete the program, but the MA can be completed in as little as 15 months, including summer study.
transfer credit from accredited institution
Students can transfer in a maximum of 6 credits from another university provided that these credits have been earned at the master's level from an accredited institution, and is relevant to the ITEP program of study.
credit waiver for volunteer experience
In the past, when ITEP's program was 36 credit hours, incoming students could apply for credit waivers of up to 6 credits based on previous volunteer experience. Because of the reduction of required credits to a 30 hour program, students are no longer eligible for a credit waiver based on previous volunteer experience.
Students may begin the program in the Summer, Fall or Spring semester. Both full time and part time schedules are available, though international students are required to be in full-time status during the entire program of study (with special exceptions made in the final semester of study).
To accommodate students who work full time, most classes are offered at 5:30pm or 8:20pm.
ITEP has been hosting a bi-annual Global Education Forum for the last six years. This fall, the topic was Religion and Education. Panelists included David Bryfman, Donna Denize, Jeffrey Guhin, and Ilham Nasser.