MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education

MASTER OF ARTS IN CROSS-CULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (MACIE) is a graduate program housed in the School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy (EFLP).

MACIE prepares its graduates to be effective leaders in the internationalization of schools and communities and to be positive facilitators of cross-cultural understanding. MACIE prepares global educators who are able to:
• lead in internationalizing curriculum;
• foster international educational partnerships, and
• infuse education policy and practice with cross-cultural awareness.

We define cross-cultural and international education as the examination of education from diverse perspectives in international, transnational, and global contexts. The topics that students address in this program transcend national boundaries. 

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.


Send e-mail to macie@bgsu.edu or contact: MACIE secretary at 419-372-7377.