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COE honored with 2013 Best Practice Award by AACTE, OII receives special recognition

COE has been honored with the 2013 Best Practice Award in Support of Global Diversity by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The award was presented to Dean Wiseman, Dr. Stephen Koziol, and Dr. James Greenberg on March 2 at AACTE's 65th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

The award recognizes a school, college or department of education that fosters diversity, equity and global awareness as core elements of its educator preparation programs. As part of the award, the Office of International Initiatives has received special recognition for reflecting a vision of sustainability that is focused on global initiatives. For more information, click here.


New International Graduate Research Fellowships

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the establishment of the new International Graduate Research Fellowships. These new fellowships are intended to provide UMD graduate students a meaningful research experience in an international context, broadening the student’s knowledge and perspective. The fellowships take advantage of ongoing collaborations between UMD faculty and their international colleagues, and, through graduate student exchange, also will enhance those collaborations.
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New Study Abroad Course Offering

TLPL 688L International Approaches to Drama in Education

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Teacher Leadership with a focus in Arts Integration program is designed for students who are already certified teachers and are seeking a Masters’s degree. Through coursework, students will enhance their scholarly, creative and leadership capabilities by exploring new and innovative approaches to researching, designing, teaching and assessing arts integration content and processes within and across disciplines. APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2013

Meeting Days and Time: ONLINE: Wednesday, 5-8pm (May 29, June 19, August 7 and 14) IN IRELAND M-F, 9:30am – 5pm (July 15-29)

For more information please visit or contact:

Dr. Margaret A. Walker Coordinator, Arts Integration Program



Apply for the College of Education International Travel Funds!

If you are a College of Education member and are planning to travel to a non-U.S. location to present at an international conference or develop a study abroad course or other international initiatives, you may qualify. To learn more, click here.


Interested in developing a study abroad course?

For full-time faculty! If you are interested in developing a study abroad course, look at these excellent opportunities:
Short Term Program 
Seed Grant Competition


Global Webinars

The Asia Society is hosting a yearlong series of free webinars: Global Learning for Educators. Click here for more information.


Global Graduate Fellows Announced

OII has selected ten College of Education graduate students for the Global Graduate Fellows Program. The Program encourages students to internationalize their current and future teaching, research, and/or administrative work in ways that recognize the globally situated nature of present challenges in education. The GGF program provides opportunities for self-directed project development and professional collaboration. The recipients of this year's fellowships are: Amanda Fogle-Donmoyer, Bedrettin Yazan, Chrystal George Mwangi, Chuchu Li, Emily Hestness, Matthew Aruch, Pamela Segal, Porsha Yasmin Childs, Qiong Xia, and Yali Pan.

To learn more about the program, click here.


2013 Korean Teacher Workshops

OII and TLPL are together hosting two groups of teachers visiting from Daegu, S. Korea. The first group comprises 21 science teachers, and the second group consists of 18 teachers of gifted and talented students. During their visit, the teachers have been visiting public schools and attending workshops at the College of Education.


International Teaching Fellow Mentor Announced

OII Graduate Coordinator, Rashi Jain, has been selected by the Center of Teaching Excellence to be an International Teaching Fellow Mentor. Based on her own demonstrated expertise in higher education teaching and cross-cultural competence, Rashi has been chosen to work with two international UMD teaching assistants to facilitate their development as future faculty members.