Advance your career in international education

  • Prepare to lead with a curriculum specifically designed to give you professional experience before you graduate, culminating in a semesterlong practicum or thesis.
  • Benefit from the flexibility to study online, in person, or to easily switch between the two experiences as your personal and professional needs allow.
  • Continue to work while you complete your graduate studies with our online, part-time option.
  • Complete your program in as little as three semesters.
  • Build professional connections through our influential and supportive alumni network in higher education, study abroad, language programs, and government agencies.

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International Education

Our Master of Arts in International Education Management (IEM) is a 48-credit program that can be completed in as little as three semesters. Courses are available in person or online and asynchronously for maximum flexibility. Study part time or full time as your schedule allows. Our curriculum is specifically designed to give you professional experience before you graduate, culminating in a semesterlong practicum or research project. We offer fall and spring admission for this program.

This program 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. You will engage with key research and theory in the field and partner with professionals throughout your program. Through informational interviews, guest speakers, events, and alumni networking, you will gain deeper perspectives of international education.

In project-based courses, you will work closely with professors and international education organizations on real-world consulting projects, including marketing, recruiting, program design, and assessment. You’ll also develop a website to showcase your work and build technical skills like budgeting and survey design. Electives help customize your studies to your professional interests.

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.

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)