Global Competence Certificate: Applications for K-12 Educators Due May 10

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The Global Competence Certificate trains K-12 educators to prepare students as global citizens.

In September of 2014, leading global education experts Teachers College, Columbia University; World Savvy; and Asia Society launched a first-of-its-kind, online, graduate-level certificate program designed to create a pipeline of K-12 educators professionally trained in global competence. Today, the partners announce the opening of registration for the June 2015 cohort.

The 15-month program provides educators with the resources to lead their schools and districts through shifting global realities, as communities, classrooms, and workplaces become increasingly interconnected and interdependent. The program combines online academic coursework, up to three weeks of fieldwork with partner institutions in locations such as: Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, and Uganda, and small, collaborative practice groups in which participants develop a capstone project that supports in-class implementation.

“Response to the GCC has been very strong – from members of the current cohort, as well as from districts, schools and teachers who want to participate in the future,” said Dana Mortenson, World Savvy co-founder and executive director. “This powerful program will create globally competent leaders and advocates who will bring global perspectives into their classrooms, and help transform teaching across their districts.”

Participants earn a graduate-level certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University, plus 48 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) or 12 graduate credits.

Applications are being accepted at http://www.globalcompetencecertificate.org through May 10.

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