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International Education Studies (BA)


 waterloo

Note: This program is pending approval from the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.

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 placements in local and international communities.

Sample Courses

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

Requirements

  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • English at 70%.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

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:

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

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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