Master of Education Concentration in International Teaching

Note: Offered only through the international programs of the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center. This program is only offered to teachers living and working abroad. It does not have any attachments such as licensure.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert Freyermuth

Program Advisors: Dr. Robert Freyermuth and Dr. Marguerite Mahler

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in International Teaching presents a unique opportunity for educators living and working abroad to advance both academically and professionally while working in overseas assignments. The program is designed to provide a quality education to English-speaking teachers in Central America, South America, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Courses are provided in a condensed format supported by prior readings, and culminate in a final project.

Program Requirements

This program consists of a total of nine (9) courses as eight (8) core and one (1) elective. As a culminating experience, each matriculated student in the International Teaching program will be required to complete a portfolio to be turned in at the end of the student’s final course and submitted to the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center at Framingham State University.

Required Courses (8):

  • EDUC 921 Supervision, Staff Development, and Collaborative Leadership
  • EDUC 926 Issues and Influences in Education
  • EDUC 932 Creative Teaching Techniques and Utilization of Multimedia
  • EDUC 999 Research and Evaluation
  • EDUC 925 Curriculum: Theory and Practice
  • LTRC 920 Issues and Strategies in Reading and Literacy Instruction
  • SPED 924 Special Education in the Regular Classroom
  • TESL 928 English as a Second Language and Cross-Cultural Awareness

Elective Course (1):

The elective course is determined by the program coordinator and reflects local interest and needs. Possible electives are listed below. Additional choices may be available.

  • EDLE 927 Advanced Teaching Strategies
  • EDUC 991 Philosophy of Education and Teaching Practice
  • EDUC 998 Language Development and Communication
  • LTRC 926 Teaching the Writing Process
  • SPED 960 Assessment of Learning Problems
  • SPEC 963 Behavior and Classroom Management

Portfolio Requirement for a Master’s Degree in the International Education Programs

As a culminating experience, each matriculated student, in the International Education Program (IEP) and Framingham State University is required to complete a portfolio to be submitted at the end of the final course and sent to the IEP office at Framingham State University. 

The portfolio includes an introductory page plus ten typed pages one for each course and an overall summary composed of the following parts:

  1. An introductory page of one or two paragraphs that gives a brief biographical sketch about you as a student and professional educator.
  2. For each course, a summary of an assignment, project or course experience that was especially meaningful to you.  A self-reflective statement that discusses how each course contributes to your ability to become a more effective educator and lifelong learner.  This part should also discuss how you plan to apply what you learned from this course.
  3. At the conclusion of all course work, the student should prepare a summary statement that describes how the overall program has contributed to you professionally as an educator and a lifelong learner.

The portfolio is reviewed by a faculty committee of The International Education Program to determine if it has met the requirements stated above and will receive a Pass/Fail grade. It will be filed in the C. Louis Cedrone International Education Center at Framingham State University.  Students should submit the portfolio within thirty days after their final course.  The degree will not be granted until the portfolio has been graded and approved.

Admission Requirements

  1. The applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. The applicant must have a minimum undergraduate minimum grade point average of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale.


Effective as of the 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog