Global Competence Certificate 

The Global Competence Certificate (GCC) is the first-of-its-kind, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for teachers. Developed by leading experts in global education - Teachers College, Columbia University; World Savvy, and Asia Society - the GCC program is designed specifically for in-service educators who are interested in embedding global learning into their teaching practice and preparing their students for the global reality beyond the classroom.

For more detailed information on this program, please visit the GCC website.

In a world that is more interconnected and interdependent than ever before, the challenges and opportunities we face are becoming increasingly global in scope, and it is critical that our schools and educators teach for global competence, so all students can be prepared with the knowledge, skills and dispositions for success in the 21st century.

Program Model

The Global Competence Certificate program itself is a reflection of an interconnected and global society. It uses an innovative learning model that combines online academic coursework with immersive global fieldwork and structured collaborative practice work; and is taught by Teachers College faculty and interdisciplinary experts across the country.

Two Enrollment Options: (applicants choose one option)

Graduate-Level Credits:

Participants earn 12 professional graduate-level credits following completion of all program components. These credits are eligible for transfer towards a Masters program at Teachers College or other graduate institutions.

Continuing Education Credits:

Participants earn 48 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) following completion of all program components.

We are now accepting applications for the fall cohort. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact Jennifer Lofing Boyle at for more information on the GCC.