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Certificate for International Education Professionals

Certificate for International Education Professionals

Today's international educator is called upon to perform a multitude of duties and to be knowledgeable about areas ranging from immigration policy to mental health, from study abroad opportunities around the world to institutional risk management policy. As the field of "international" grows, so too do the career opportunities for professional international educators. In recognition of the professional challenges facing international educators, and with the aim of providing a variety of training opportunities that ensure participants' learning is complete and well-rounded, and prepares them to succeed and advance in their workplaces, the IETP has partnered with Queen's Faculty of Education to offer the Certificate for International Education Professionals.

The Certificate for International Education Professionals  is comprised of face-to-face and online courses. The face-to-face experience  offers participants optimal networking opportunities and practical skills development during the IETP's Summer Institute; the online experience developed by Queen's Faculty of Education introduces them to the theory and practice of providing programs for adult learners in non-formal settings, as well as the latest technological learning practises.


Certificate Requirements

The Certificate for International Education Professionals combines face-to-face learning at the IETP Summer Institute (held each June at Queen's  University)  with online courses offered by Queen's Faculty of Education. A total of two face-to-face courses are required (courses are offered concurrently so that only one can be taken at a time) and all four online courses (online courses are offered one at a time throughout the calendar year) are required to receive the certificate.


Face-to-Face Courses

To complete the certificate, you must attend one of the following:

IETP I: Advising & Programming for New Professionals in the Field of International Education - Working With Incoming International Students

Dates: May 13-15, 2016 in conjunction with the OAIE/CBIE regional conference at Durham College (Oshawa, ON)

This course is designed for those who are new to the field of international education and have been in their present positions for fewer than two years; they will work in an educational setting, in the area(s) of advising and/or programming for international students coming to their campuses. More…

IETP I: Advising & Programming for New Professionals in the Field of International Education - Working With Outbound Students

Dates: CANCELLED June 21-23, 2016 in conjunction with the Western/CBIE regional conference at the University of Regina (Regina, SK)

This course is designed for those who are new to the field of international education and have been in their present positions for fewer than two years; they will work in an educational setting, in the area(s) of advising and/or programming for domestic students seeking an educational experience abroad. More…

IETP I: Building Intercultural Skills and Approaches for International Education

Dates: May 22-24, 2016 in conjunction with the Atlantic/CBIE Regional Conference at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB)

Participants in this course will gain a broad understanding of internationalization and the context in which it takes place; they will explore key concepts and terms related to intercultural competence; they will understand the value of the intercultural and international setting and appreciate the challenges and opportunities it offers. More…

IETP I: Formation en orientation et en programmation pour nouveaux professionnels en éducation internationale : travailler auprès d’étudiants internationaux entrants

Date : CANCELLED TBA in conjunction with the Quebec/CBIE Regional Conference at College Montmorency (Laval, QC)

Ce cours est conçu pour les professionnels de l’éducation internationale (PEI) qui œuvrent dans le domaine pour 2 ans ou moins. Ils/Elles travaillent dans un environnement académique, où l’on offre de l’appui et/ou de la programmation aux étudiants internationaux arrivant sur leur campus. Plus…


IETP II: Advanced Topics in International Education

Dates: November 11-13, 2016 in conjunction with the CBIE Annual Conference at the Westin Hotel (Ottawa, ON)

International educators work within many frameworks institutional, national, international, global, community, sustainable and strategic are among the many lens through which our work is viewed. This course will examine the relationships and interconnections inherent in international education and propose that adopting an integrated approach is not just key to the work of the international educator but truly the core. More…


Online Courses

All courses are required to complete the certificate program:

INTR 110 Curriculum Design for International Service-Learning

Next offering: July 4 – August 12, 2016

Registration deadline: July 3, 2016

Fee: $575 + HST

This interactive online course will appeal to anyone who works in education or community development and shares a concern for developing cross-cultural knowledge and democratic literacy in young people. It examines the history, theoretical foundations, and practical applications of service-learning in post-secondary curriculum and instruction with a focus on application in international settings. Read More

INTR 100 Program Evaluation for International Education Professionals

Next offering: October 3 – November 25, 2016 (registration opens August 1, 2016)

Registration deadline: October 2, 2016

Fee: $575 + HST

The objective of this course is to provide international education practitioners with introductory concepts and tools to make sound program decisions. This interactive on-line course, facilitated by a professional program evaluator, will introduce candidates to the underlying theory that guides program evaluation and provide them with practical assignments that lead to competency in conducting, commissioning, or using evaluations. Read more…

INTR 120 Learning with Adults in an Intercultural Setting

Next offering: February 6 – March 31, 2017 (registration opens September 1, 2016)

Registration deadline: March 20, 2017

Fee: $575 + HST

This unique course examines the growing needs and trends that associate with facilitating cultural diversity in adult learning scenarios. Intercultural education provides a useful theoretical foundation in which to situate the highly engaging and interactive course content. Read more…

INTR 130 Managing International Education Programs

Next offering: July 3 – August 11, 2017 (registration opens April 1, 2017)

Registration deadline: July 2, 2017

Fee: $575 + HST

We live in the "global village", as Marshall McLuhan termed our technologically-interconnected world, but generally speaking, we are not worldly in knowledge of other peoples. Canadian secondary and post-secondary institutions have sought to address this through curricular and importantly, co-curricular activities providing students with direct experience in other cultures. Read more…

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