The EdD in International and Multicultural Education is rooted in critical social theory and the practice of critical pedagogy.

The 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
  • alternative research paradigms

Program Delivery

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

Teaching Weekend Schedule

Our Curriculum

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.

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 advisor approves and all IME faculty review.

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Students can choose from a range of courses in IME or concentration in either Racial Justice Education, Human Rights Education, or Language and Culture.

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Optional Minors

Students can complement their major coursework with a subject from outside of their program by exploring a minor in another department.

A doctoral minor consists of 12 credits.

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Administrative Services Credential

The Transformative School Leadership Administrative Services Credential can be combined with our Doctor of International and Multicultural Education. This program is designed to prepare future principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, curriculum coaches, specialists, and district administrators for the demands of contemporary school leadership.