MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education


MACIE, THE MASTER OF ARTS IN CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION  is an academic, research-oriented graduate program in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy (EFLP) at Bowling Green State University.

The MACIE program offers students rigorous coursework with opportunities for collaborative, community service. We prepare our graduates to be effective leaders in cross-cultural and international education arenas. With a core curriculum in educational foundations, research methods, and a minor outside of Education, our students examine education issues from diverse perspectives in international, transnational, and global contexts. 

The program connects cultural and international understanding with educational theory and practice through a unique combination of courses from several disciplines at BGSU. Students construct the academic basis for their program from select courses in the College of Education and Human Development and other colleges on campus. The students then apply this academic foundation to a practical cross-cultural/ international internship experience. Students have participated in a variety of internships in formal and non-formal settings, including international sites in China, South Africa, Vietnam, Chile, Costa Rica and Belize, and domestically with Yup'ik students in Alaska, refugee organizations in Colorado, Washington and Texas, and Mexican migrant populations in Ohio. Students complete the MACIE program with comprehensive examinations or a master’s thesis.

This past academic year was an exciting one for MACIE, as we welcomed our first Fulbright Student Scholar, Mr. Pardis Rahimi from Kabul, Afghanistan. In addition, 2014 MACIE graduate Ms. Samantha Martin was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Research Grant to continue her study of the educative process of traditional healing in Java, Indonesia.

Two MACIE students were also awarded Fulbright Teaching Felllowships for 2015-2016: Samantha Boss will be teaching in Mexico, and Jessica Batterton will be working in Rwanda; MACIE student Brad McDonald was also an alternate for a research Fulbright in Serbia.

For the third year in a row, MACIE will helped host the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program, under the leadership of BGSU Professor Sharon Subreenduth. The TEA Program, managed by IREX and funded by the US Department of State, will bring 18 outstanding high school educators from around our globe to Bowling Green for six weeks of intensive academic and cultural experiences. We are hopeful that BGSU will again be awarded this prestigious grant program. 

2015-2016 also promises to be a busy and productive year, as we welcome our largest cohort to beautiful Bowling Green. Dr. Bruce Collet was recently named Chief Editor of The Journal of Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education, which is now housed at BGSU. Congratulations also to Dr. Hyeyoung Bang was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in May, 2015. MACIE faculty member Dr. Peggy Booth, along with Dr. Frey and other BGSU were awarded $50,000 to continue their research on adolescent achievement, and have been working with MACIE student Venera Alibekova on this project. Dr. Frey was awarded a full-year sabbatical for 2015-2016, and during that time will be a Visiting Associate Professor at Keio University in Tokyo, and giving talks at a few universities in Japan.

With Dr. Frey on sabbatical, Dr. Collet will take over the duties of Program Coordinator starting in June 2015. 

Do you have questions about MACIE? Contact Dr. Bruce Collet, MACIE Program Coordinator, at macie@bgsu.edu or +1 (419) 372-7354