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Students in the TESOL and TFL programs can choose to complete a specialization in International Education Management.

By adding this 16-credit IEM specialization to their studies at the Institute, students broaden their expertise and open up additional career avenues in education.

Career Outcomes

The IEM specialization focuses on additional career avenues as administrators in several areas, including the following:

  • Study abroad and education abroad

  • International student and scholar services

  • ESL and intensive language programs

  • Citizen diplomacy programs

  • Government agencies


The 16-credit IEM specialization curriculum integrates experiential, practical, and theory-based courses. Requirements include the following courses:

  • Principles and Practices of International Education (2 credits)

  • International Education Program Design and Assessment (4 credits)

  • International Education Marketing, Recruitment, and Enrollment Management (3 credits)

  • Budgeting for Educational Organizations (2 credits)

  • Staff Management in International Contexts (2 credits)

  • International Education Management electives (4 credits)

Please note: TESOL/TFL students who have taken Curriculum Design will not be required to take International Education Program Design and Assessment and can instead choose three credits of International Education Management electives. Communication in Multicultural Settings (3 credits) is recommended.



Katherine Punteney
Program Chair and Associate Professor
International Education Management