Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2019-42
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair
Date of First Reading: March 25, 2019
Date of Second Reading: April 22, 2019
Title of Motion: Request from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College –Educational Leadership and Innovation - for the establishment of a graduate degree – Med in Global Education
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The MEd in Global Education is an online program that prepares professionals working in the field of international education to identify, analyze, and address contemporary problems that cross borders, cultures, and disciplines in a variety of international educational settings. Graduates of the program will be able to gather evidence to design and improve innovative and sustainable practices to create systems that provide quality education for diverse populations, preparing leaders, teachers, and applied researchers for those systems. The program emphasizes the application of approaches and methods of the social sciences within an innovative interdisciplinary framework characteristic of Arizona State University (ASU) to address perennial and emergent issues in education. This program is directed at individuals currently working in or interested in international education more generally, especially those charged with the administration, planning, and evaluation of educational programs and policies. The program brings together theory and practice through real-world challenges which the students address through individual and collaborative projects within and across local and regional contexts.