Global Education: Teaching for Global Competence

1 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Strengthen Your Understanding of Teaching for Global Competence with Your Students

This course will build on the knowledge and skills educators gained in the previous course EDU-X774T, Global Education:  Introduction to Global Competence. Educators will create meaningful learning opportunities by reading and analyzing examples to support students to understand global issues, implicit bias, diverse perspectives, and global citizenship. Educators will design unique, reflective learning experiences to meet the needs of their students and support mastery of content standards.

Course Details

Number of Units:  1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend:  This course provides continuing education for PK-12 teachers of all disciplines, instructional coaches, curriculum developers, administrators, parents, and community organizers.

Course Materials: Text, Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher by Ariel Tichnor-Wagner, Hillary Parkhouse, et al, available at or your local bookstore.

Technical Requirements


EDU-X774T Global Education: An Introduction

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What You Will Learn

  • Analyze strategies to introduce students to global competence
  • Identify strategies to integrate global issues and diverse perspectives so that students understand their role as global citizens
  • Incorporate knowledge, skills, and competencies into unit and lesson plans to support unique needs of students
  • Create meaningful and relevant learning opportunities to inspire student action specific to subject matter area, teaching context, or education environment


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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

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