Program Overview

The School for International Training offers a Graduate Certificate in International Education for professionals who wish to gain an understanding of international education. This program is ideal for professionals who wish to stay with their current job while still acquiring academic knowledge that is essential for their career improvement.

The program contains a total of 19 credit hours, which consist of two weeks at the School for international Training campus in Vermont, online coursework and a final capstone project. The credit hours are divided into 12 credits of coursework, 6 credits of reflective practice and one elective credit. Students will have the opportunity to alternate their courses depending on their personal interests.

The approximate time of completion is one year. Allowing the students to work online helps them complete their degree whenever and wherever they choose. This helps with working professionals who do not wish to take time of from work.

To be qualified for the Graduate Certificate in International Education, students must meet the all criteria including: US bachelor’s degree or equivalent, English language ability, intercultural and professional experience, and capacity for self-directed learning. It is critical for students to be self-motivated, especially when working online and on their own.

By completing this degree, individuals should have increased their understanding of international education. Students who complete this degree may continue with the low residency master's program in International Education if they wish.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    SIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.


    Must be able to attend required coursework meetings in Vermont.

    School Overview

    The organization that would lead to the founding of SIT, and to the establishment of World Learning, was originally founded in 1932, as The Experiment in International Living. In the early 1960s, Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps and an alumnus of The Experiment in International Living, called on The Experiment to conduct orientation and training for the earliest Peace Corps Volunteers. These orientation and training activities gradually led to the establishment of an academic institution, the School for International Training (SIT), in 1964. SIT was founded by The Experiment's first president, Gordon Boyce, and executive vice president, John Wallace. Today John Wallace’s vision lives on at SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT, and Washington, DC.

    SIT offers master's degrees and graduate-level certificates, several of which can be earned online.


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