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International and Comparative Education

In the Department of International & Transcultural Studies

About Us


The International and Comparative Education Program has a long and distinguished history, both at Teachers College and in higher education. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our history and discover how our academic resources can help to advance your goals.

You will find that our two programs offer various degrees, which are linked to diverse fields and concentrations. We invite you to get to know our faculty and their areas of specialization. The course of study provides a unique learning experience for a select group of students. The programs are flexible enough to accommodate the different professional needs and aspirations of our students.

For those seeking to become professionals and leaders in international development agencies and non-governmental organizations, we offer a world-class doctoral degree as well as masters degrees. For those pursuing academic positions in colleges and universities in the United States and around the world, our Ed.D. in International Educational Development and our Ph.D. in Comparative and International Education provide unrivaled advanced preparation in research and graduate-level teaching.

Our academic community is a lively and supportive place for intellectual growth. It is truly an international community with faculty and students from all over the world. The resources on the wider Columbia University campus are rich and varied, including library resources, the teaching of world languages, research centers and institutes, and many opportunities for students to get involved in professional and service activities relevant to their interests.

In this website you will be able to find additional information as you pursue your academic and professional goals. Thank you for your interest in our programs!

Mary Mendenhall, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Practice
Program Director

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