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International Education Minor

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, 330 Wulling Hall, 86 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-1006; fax: 612-624-3377)
Email: olpd@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The interdisciplinary minor in international education is for students enrolled in any masters or doctoral program who wish to enter careers in research, consulting, administration, and teaching in an international context. The minor offers a coordinated set of courses from the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction; Educational Psychology; Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development; the School of Kinesiology; and the Institute of Child Development.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Admission is contingent upon being admitted to a master's or a doctoral degree-granting program at the University of Minnesota. For an application form visit the international education minor website (http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/grad-programs/CIDE/gradminor.html) or consult with the director of graduate studies for more information.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Each program is developed in consultation with the student, the student's advisor, major director of graduate studies, and director of graduate studies for international education. Requirements include courses listed below. Electives from the University may be added with the advisor's consent and director of graduate studies approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Core Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· Area Specific Coursework
Students interested in OLPD 5080 or OLPD 8087 should consult minor advisor prior to registration, as these courses can vary and may or may not be appropriate for this minor.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFEE 5361 - World Development Problems (3.0 cr)
· CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy (3.0 cr)
· CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction (3.0 cr)
· CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8403 - Social/Cultural Contexts: Counseling and Skills (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
Doctoral
Core Courses
Students interested in OLPD 8087 should consult minor advisor prior to registration, as this course can vary and may or may not be appropriate for this minor.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education (3.0 cr)
· Area specific coursework
Students interested in OLPD 5080 should consult minor advisor prior to registration, as this course can vary and may or may not be appropriate for this minor.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFEE 5361 - World Development Problems (3.0 cr)
· CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy (3.0 cr)
· CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education (3.0 cr)
· CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction (3.0 cr)
· CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8403 - Social/Cultural Contexts: Counseling and Skills (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education (3.0 cr)
 
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OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Strategies for improving quality/efficiency of schooling in developing countries. Introduction to current research on what policy/programmatic interventions have proven most successful in increasing access, raising quality, and improving efficiency of education in developing countries. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of comprehensive policy-oriented frameworks for international education; practices of U.S. and other universities; conceptual development of international education and its practical application to programs, to employment choices, and to pedagogy.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of international development in post-World War II era. Theories of how education affects economic, political, social development. Case studies of contemporary international development/education issues. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
AFEE 5361 - World Development Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01778
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development in Third World countries. Examples of First World development problems. Population, health and disease, education, agriculture, industry, finance, politics, and human rights. prereq: Grad students only
CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of critical pedagogy; critique of power relations regarding race, culture, class, gender, and age in various educational settings; consideration of improved practice in education for children, youth, and adults.
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical overview of second language teaching/learning in U.S. introduction to second language acquisition. Second language instructional concepts across elementary, secondary/university options for foreign language, bilingual education, immersion language programs, and English as a second language programs. Theoretical frameworks for language instruction are tied to practice.
CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Special topics, current research trends in curriculum and instruction. Research review, subject integration, curriculum contexts, development, implementation, data collection, analysis, evaluation.
CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course is a hands-on look at activist research methods situated in the context of Indigenous Language Revitalization. That is, what happens when a community problem is the organizing force in research? Students will be expected to both engage in language learning, research, designing a research project, and connecting this to critical thinking as applied to culture, language and indigenous language revitalization.
CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Research topics vary. prereq: CI grad student or instr consent
EPSY 8403 - Social/Cultural Contexts: Counseling and Skills
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Broad personal dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, class, beliefs, disability, age, sexual orientation, and geographic origin. Societal and personal biases and stereotypes; multicultural concepts and culturally appropriate counseling procedures. prereq: Grad ed psy major with CSPP subprog or instr consent
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Problems, practices, programs, theories, and methodologies in human resource development as practiced internationally. prereq: Grad students only; ugrd seniors with instr consent
OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of international development in post-World War II era. Theories of how education affects economic, political, social development. Case studies of contemporary international development/education issues. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Looking critically across/within countries/regions at structures intended to deliver work-/career-relatd education/training. prereq: 8141 or WHRE 8141
PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
OLPD 5103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of systems and philosophies of education globally with emphasis upon African, Asian, European, and North American nations. Foundations of comparative study with selected case studies.
OLPD 5104 - Strategies for International Development of Education Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Strategies for improving quality/efficiency of schooling in developing countries. Introduction to current research on what policy/programmatic interventions have proven most successful in increasing access, raising quality, and improving efficiency of education in developing countries. prereq: Grad student
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5124 - Critical Issues in International Education and Educational Exchange
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of comprehensive policy-oriented frameworks for international education; practices of U.S. and other universities; conceptual development of international education and its practical application to programs, to employment choices, and to pedagogy.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 8087 - Seminar: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues.
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of international development in post-World War II era. Theories of how education affects economic, political, social development. Case studies of contemporary international development/education issues. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
OLPD 8103 - Comparative Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Doctoral-level course. History, methodologies, and major debates in the field of comparative education. Major research paper or extensive literature review.
AFEE 5361 - World Development Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01778
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development in Third World countries. Examples of First World development problems. Population, health and disease, education, agriculture, industry, finance, politics, and human rights. prereq: Grad students only
CI 5145 - Critical Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of critical pedagogy; critique of power relations regarding race, culture, class, gender, and age in various educational settings; consideration of improved practice in education for children, youth, and adults.
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical overview of second language teaching/learning in U.S. introduction to second language acquisition. Second language instructional concepts across elementary, secondary/university options for foreign language, bilingual education, immersion language programs, and English as a second language programs. Theoretical frameworks for language instruction are tied to practice.
CI 8150 - Research Topics in Curriculum & Instruction
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Special topics, current research trends in curriculum and instruction. Research review, subject integration, curriculum contexts, development, implementation, data collection, analysis, evaluation.
CI 8645 - Indigenous Language Revitalization and Activist Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course is a hands-on look at activist research methods situated in the context of Indigenous Language Revitalization. That is, what happens when a community problem is the organizing force in research? Students will be expected to both engage in language learning, research, designing a research project, and connecting this to critical thinking as applied to culture, language and indigenous language revitalization.
CI 8650 - Seminar: Special Topics in Second Languages and Cultures Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Research topics vary. prereq: CI grad student or instr consent
EPSY 8403 - Social/Cultural Contexts: Counseling and Skills
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Broad personal dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, class, beliefs, disability, age, sexual orientation, and geographic origin. Societal and personal biases and stereotypes; multicultural concepts and culturally appropriate counseling procedures. prereq: Grad ed psy major with CSPP subprog or instr consent
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5121 - Educational Reform in International Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical policy analysis of educational innovation and reform in selected countries. Use theoretical perspectives and a variety of policy analysis approaches to examine actual educational reforms and their implementation.
OLPD 5132 - Intercultural Education and Training: Theory and Application
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of intercultural education; formal and nonformal education programs intended to teach about cultural diversity, promote intercultural communication and interaction skills, and teach students from diverse background more effectively.
OLPD 5612 - International Human Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Problems, practices, programs, theories, and methodologies in human resource development as practiced internationally. prereq: Grad students only; ugrd seniors with instr consent
OLPD 8101 - International Education and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of international development in post-World War II era. Theories of how education affects economic, political, social development. Case studies of contemporary international development/education issues. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
OLPD 8842 - Comparative Systems in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Looking critically across/within countries/regions at structures intended to deliver work-/career-relatd education/training. prereq: 8141 or WHRE 8141
PA 5414 - Child Human Rights: Work and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent