American University’s International Training and Education Program has partnered with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) to offer a Master degree program toward Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (AEMS). AEMS focuses on developing the third space where social emotional learning is the means for educational reform in Muslim societies. The MA in International Training and Education (ITEP) new academic partnership with IIIT’s initiative on AEMS offers a specialized track with specific admissions requirements for AEMS student candidates. ITEP is the only graduate program in the field of international education with a focus on cross-cultural and global training. ITEP’s rigorous curriculum gives students a strong background in the foundations, practice and principles of social justice, along with skills, and experiences in policy formulation, program/project design and management, training program design, and intercultural learning.