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International Education Studies (BA)

International Education Studies (BA)

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The first of its kind in Canada, our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Education Studies is your pathway to teach in international schools or pursue education-related work in other fields.

Courses are taken from the Faculty of Education and Department of Global Studies, as well as in languages and gender studies, to build global awareness, cultivate intercultural competencies, and learn teaching philosophies and approaches specifically for international settings.

Program Highlights

  • Learn teaching approaches and philosophies specific to working in international settings.
  • Have the option of earning a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through two mandatory experiential learning placements in locally and internationally-oriented settings (placements do not require international travel). 

Sample Courses

  • Peace Education
  • Teaching Methods
  • Global Migrations, Refugees and Diasporas
  • Education in International Contexts
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
  • The Educational Divide

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 70%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Community Engagement Option
  • Social Entrepreneurship Option
  • International Policy Option
  • Youth and Children's Studies Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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