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. International Training & Education Program-Advancing Education in Muslim Societies (ITEP – AEMS) is a unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in international education and training with focus on Muslim societies from a reputable university like American University.
- 30 Credit hours, completed in one year (July 2019 – June 2020)
- Courses include comparative & international education, human growth & development, Muslim majority societies & aspects of education, research methods, social theory, and global equity in education.
- Concluding capstone component links academic learning with AEMS research and its various applied and field-based projects. Students will be guided by research scholars who have expertise in policy, pedagogy, curriculum and other aspects of educational research grounded in Muslim societies.
- ITEP is the only graduate program in the field of international education with a focus on training; therefore, it is in high demand by employers in this field. Graduates from this program work in higher education, government agencies, international development and cultural exchange organizations, and more.