Launch your career in international education


  • Prepare to lead with a three-semester curriculum specifically designed to give you professional experience before you graduate.
  • Restart your career after one year through your final semester professional practicum.
  • Build professional connections through our influential and supportive alumni network in higher education, study abroad, language programs, and government agencies.
  • Take advantage of your guaranteed minimum $10,000 annual scholarship!

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International Education

Our Master of Arts (MA) in International Education Management is one of the top graduate programs for education administration. We prepare you for leadership careers in higher education, education abroad, international student and scholar services, language programs, citizen diplomacy programs, and government agencies. 

This three-semester, 43-credit master’s degree is for people committed to supporting others as they forge meaningful connections across cultures and nations. Gain the practical experience and advanced management skills you need to launch your career in international education.

You will work closely with professors and international education organizations on real-world consulting projects, including marketing, recruiting, program design, and assessment.

Education Management and Leadership

The Middlebury Institute is a graduate school that prepares you to lead in addressing critical issues like education.

We not only expose you to key literature in the field but we give you immersive learning opportunities to gain deeper perspectives of international education and to practice language and intercultural skills. In your third and final semester, supported by your faculty and peers, you will gain professional experience through a four- to six-month practicum in the U.S. or abroad.

If you are interested in a career at the intersection of education and development, you may pursue a Joint MPA/MA in International Education Management, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to education as a tool for international development.

Why Study at the Middlebury Institute?

Advance Your Career

Your career and academic advising are integrated, so your courses will align with your career goals.

Gain Professional Experience

Be fully immersed in the field through real-world class projects, internships, and a professional practicum.

Build Global Proficiency

Take content courses in intercultural competence and a second language, expanding your career opportunities.

Learn Real Solutions for Today’s Education Challenges

A Practical Focus on International Education

“The Middlebury Institute is quite different from other schools because it has a very practitioner focus. We’re a professional graduate school.” – Professor Katherine Punteney (program chair)

Shaping the Career You Always Wanted

“I think the power of international education goes beyond students, goes beyond administrators. It really does have that capacity to change the world.” – Natalie Spencer (alumna)