Master of Arts in International Education

Master of Arts in International Education
Head of the Department
  • NameMarites Cornel
  • Phone041-580-2958
Departmental Office
  • Phone041-580-3574
  • Fax041-580-3570
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Introduction to the Department

The Master of Arts in International Education (MIE) Program and the IB Certificate within the International Graduate School at Namseoul University prepare future global educators and education leaders for shaping vital roles in international education development, policy and teaching. Students could follow a range of careers as international educators, education policy makers, academic institution leaders, and teachers in traditional and non-traditional school settings. Students will have the opportunity to engage in cutting edge research, a collaborative academic work-space as well as pose solutions to the issues of our day as it pertains to the global education context. In addition, as part of student support, those with an average score of 3.0 or higher will be paid 25% of the tuition.

Educational Goals

The Master of Arts in International Education (MIE) Program is designed for international students who are entering the international education market or would like to advance their professional expertise and positions in: education and development in government, world teacher preparation and training, international development in non-profit organizations, and educational administration and management in school settings and institutions of higher learning.

Career Path after Graduation

  • International Educator (Educational Specialist, Academic Counselor, Teacher Trainer)
  • Education Policy Analyst (Non-Profit Organizations/NGOs/Government)
  • Educational Administrator (School Principal, Director within a school agency)
  • Research Assistant (Non-Profit Organizations/NGOs/Government)
  • International Teacher in Non-traditional/traditional school settings
  • Educational Consultant (Curriculum Development, Program Development, Teacher Training)


Prof. Marites Cornel
The Department Chair of MIE
  • Telephone 041-580-2958
  • E-mail
  • Areas of interest/speciality International Education, Educational Management
Prof. Judy Yang
  • Telephone 041-580-3577
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  • Areas of interest/speciality TESOL, Language Acquision, International Education, Understanding Young Learners, Approaches to Teaching and Learning
Prof. Katherine Kahn Elizabeth
  • Telephone 041-580-2556
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  • Areas of interest/speciality International Educational Leadership and Change, IB Certificate in Leadership Practice, IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research.


  • Graduate Seminar

    This course reviews the academic skills necessary for students to successfully navigate graduate school work and research including strategies in discursive writing, reading comprehension, and referencing styles and materials.

  • Research Methodologies in Education I

    This course is designed to develop students’ knowledge and understanding in education research by focusing on how one conceptualizes a problem, uses theory to structure research questions, designs a method to examine the problem and answers the questions of interest, and implements that research approach.

  • Curriculum Design and Development (IB Course)

    This course focuses on current issues, approaches, strategies and structures used for designing and developing written, taught and assessed curricula in international educational settings, including those which are responsive to learners’ diverse academic needs, cultural values and linguistic competencies. There is a focus on the IB programmes throughout.

  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Reflection (IB Course)

    This course has a focus on developing and understanding of the relationship between teaching, learning and assessment, in particular in relation to the IB programmes. An examination of the process of reflective practice for both students and educators, and its role in enhancing teaching and learning, in international educational contexts is a major component of this course.

  • Approaches to Teaching and Learning (IB Course)

    This course investigates various factors that affect teaching and learning in diverse contexts. Students will reflect on best practice, and multiple ways of knowing and learning will be examined. There is a particular focus on the IB approaches to teaching and learning.

  • Professional Learning (Issues and Influences in International Education) (IB Course)

    This course provides opportunities for students to reflect on certain ideas and particular phenomena that shape globalization and impact education. Students will develop knowledge and skills to monitor and assess certain issues and influences that may affect international education and/or schools. There is a focus on the role of the IB in international education.

  • Theories and Practice in Global Administration and Management

    The course offers students an in-depth grasp of issues, influences, and factors affecting international school administration and organization as well as builds and develops professional skills in sensible decision making, effective organizational communication, and global leadership.

  • Implementing Policy and Change in Education Settings

    The overall goal of this course is to provide students with both a theory-based framework and pragmatic skills for developing, implementing, and assessing strategies to achieve desired policy change across a broad spectrum of education issues.

  • Research Methodologies II: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Research in Education (For Thesis Track Students)

    Students will fine-tune their knowledge, understanding, and skills in education research by: expanding the research proposal (problem statement, research questions, and review of related literature), formulating their Research Approach with selected data collection strategies and methods for analysis, and carrying out their research study.

  • Foundation in International Education

    This multidisciplinary course examines the impact of globalization and modernization on different sectors of education, and explores the political and social aspects of these global movements in relation to citizenship, cultural values and diversity, and international mindedness.

  • Understanding Young Learners

    This course offers an overview of theoretical and practical approaches to teaching young learners. Children have special needs that differ from teenagers and adults. This course is designed for current or future educators and administrators who will work with young learners to help understand them better so that educators will know what to expect and how to deal with situations that might arise with children.

  • Educational Technology

    This course helps students understand the role of technology in meeting learners’ diverse needs as well as deepen their understanding on the importance of technology in cultivating students’ creativity, problem solving skill, collaboration, and love for learning.

  • Human Resource Management in International Education

    This course introduces human resource management in the field of education and in a cross-cultural environment. Specifically, it centers on recognizing the issues, practices and ethical concerns in human resource management of specific countries, and building practical skills in team working, decision-making, and communication in multicultural setting.

  • International Settings and Structures in Education

    This course introduces students to settings as well as types and structures of international education agencies and schools. The course further helps students to become acquainted with various educational systems and international curricula within the context of emphasizing professional development and leadership.

  • Diversity in Education

    This course will survey various aspects of diversity within the context of multicultural and pluralistic education environments with the concept of culture and the microcultures of class, ethnicity, race, gender, exceptionality, religion, language and age as a basis for understanding.

  • Graduate Presentation and Professional Writing

    Through this venue, the course will provide a way for students to review the academic skills necessary to successfully navigate Graduate work and research including: presentation styles, strategies in discursive writing patterns, survey in procedures related to critical analysis of reading, summarizing, synthesizing and annotations, and a survey of referencing styles and materials necessary to complete coursework in the program.