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American University — School of Education, Teaching & Health - International Training and Education Program

Program Type:
Master's International
School of Education, Teaching & Health - International Training and Education Program
Degrees Awarded:
Master’s in International Training and Education (MA ITE)
Admissions Deadlines:

February 1 for Fall start date

Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
August for Fall semester start date
Program Founded:
August, 2013


In preparation for their Peace Corps service, students in American University’s International Training and Education Master’s International (ITE–MI) program will gain invaluable knowledge, skills, and experiences in policy formulation, program/project design, management and evaluation, training program design, comparative perspectives on the role of education across societies, and adult and inter-cultural learning. As part of a community that values social justice, equity and educational opportunity, students can take advantage of the culturally and educationally enriching resources and professional opportunities of Washington, D.C., one of the great international cities.

Students in the ITE-MI program receive discounted tuition (equivalent to the cost of up to 7 academic credits). Students are awarded a maximum of six credit hours for Peace Corps service.


ITEP prepares students for professional careers in international development education, international exchange and study abroad, global education or global health. The nation’s capital gives our students an ideal opportunity to take advantage of international agencies and professional associations. ITEP graduates are scattered throughout the globe working with such organizations as the American Councils, Creative Associates International, CARE, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, National Institutes of Health, Peace Corps, Save the Children, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, World Bank, World Learning, and World Vision.

The International Training and Education Master's International program begins at American University with students taking 24 cores credits [Fall (9 credits), Spring (9 credits), Summer (6 credits)]. After successful completion of an oral qualifying exam, students then go on to complete their two-years of Peace Corps service (6 credits) and then return to American University to complete a final semester of coursework in their concentration and their capstone project (6 credits). Concentrations include:

  • International Education Development
  • International Exchange and Study Abroad
  • Global Education
  • Global Health
  • Interdisciplinary studies


Requirements of admission in the ITE program include:

  • A bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) earned at an accredited college or university.
  • A 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better cumulative grade point average (GPA) calculated on the last 60 credit hours of course work completed in your undergraduate program and available at the time of application for admission.
  • A 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better GPA in all relevant graduate work for which a grade has been awarded.

The application process requires the submission of: 

  • College of Arts and Sciences graduate admissions online application - http://www.american.edu/cas/admissions/apply-tracker.cfm
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.
  • Official transcripts from each institution of higher learning previously attended
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Candidates apply separately to the Peace Corps and ITEP to be accepted into the ITE-MI program. Successful students begin Peace Corps training and service after they have completed their core academic requirements, which should take approximately three semesters (24 credit hours).

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ophira Bansal
ITE Masters International Program Coordinator

School of Education, Teaching & Health
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Gray Hall 222
Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8030
(202) 885-3720
(202) 885-1187