International and Comparative Education Major

A major/degree in International and Comparative Education is a program that focuses on the dynamic social relations between and among majority and minority groups and different minority groups, and ways to promote mutual tolerance, inter-group cooperation, and the leadership and management of diverse groups and diversity issues in family, educational, recreational, and work settings.

Includes instruction in ethnic and cultural studies, group psychology, sociology, anthropology, conflict resolution, human services and resources, and applications to various functional environments.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in International and Comparative Education (use the College Search feature and enter "international education” or “comparative education” in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in International and Comparative Education?

A major/degree in International and Comparative Education, you will have a variety of career paths to follow.  You may find a job working for a global aid association, a multinational company, the government, or perhaps a university.  An advanced degree is likely needed for careers such as school administrator, health education adviser, or social welfare representative.


Associations and Professional Organizations in International and Comparative Education

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in International and Comparative Education