Program Overview

The International & Multicultural EdD program is grounded in five main conceptual areas: critical social theory and schooling; intersectionality of race, class, nation, language, gender and sexuality in education; human rights and social movements; international and comparative education; and alternative research paradigms.

About the Program

Rooted in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. We believe that IME’s conceptual framework and pedagogy serve to equip students in becoming leaders capable of reimagining possibilities for education in multiple contexts.

The International and Multicultural Education (IME) Doctoral program is comprised of 60 credits of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation. Students can choose from a range of courses in IME or concentration in either Racial Justice, Human Rights, or Language and Culture.

The program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). See our Teaching Weekend dates.

Course Details

Portfolio for Full Admission

New doctoral students are admitted on a conditional basis, and can apply for full admission once they complete the required coursework. Students submit a portfolio consisting of final papers in the courses, which the faculty adviser approves and all IME faculty review.

General Requirements

Learn more about required courses, program learning outcomes, electives, and dissertation courses by visiting the course catalog.