The International Graduate Program for Educators (IGPE) is offered through the State University of New York Buffalo State campus, located in Buffalo, New York, USA. The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest, most diverse, and most recognized multi-campus university in the United States. SUNY Buffalo State is the largest college in the 64-campus SUNY system. IGPE is part of the School of Education and connects with the Graduate School at SUNY Buffalo State to develop a unique experience for educators working at American/International schools around the world.
IGPE coordinates on-site, accredited, high-quality graduate coursework and professional development for teachers and administrators in international schools. IGPE coursework and workshops intend to make positive contributions to teaching and learning processes, and in doing so, make the world a better place through education.
This innovative program is made possible through a collaborative partnership that includes (1) the SUNY Buffalo State IGPE Office, (2) international school partners around the world, which host IGPE programs and staff on-site, and (3) international teachers and administrators who participate in the courses and programs brought directly to their schools and communities.
The SUNY Buffalo State IGPE team is made up of international education expert administrators and instructors who foster global collaboration, invite divergent perspectives, and celebrate diversity inside and outside the classroom. All program logistics are arranged through the IGPE Office including the program director, admissions/advisement coordinator, and registration/graduation coordinator.
International/American host schools collaborate with the IGPE office to develop programs and professional development workshops and opportunities at the host school. The master degree program is provided by university faculty and hosted by American/International schools for cohorts of education professionals. The entire program requires ten courses that can be delivered at the school site, electronically, or through a combined approach of on-site/on-line instruction. Appropriate staff (e.g. School Head, Curriculum Coordinator, Teachers) from the host school collaborate with IGPE staff to select courses that will be offered for the degree program. This collaborative approach facilitates the design of a program that aligns with the school’s professional development initiatives and the faculty’s specific needs, spanning grade levels and curricula, to provide for the diverse needs of overseas educators. IGPE facilitates graduate coursework for international educators at an incredibly affordable group rate.
International teachers and administrators at the host schools complete coursework on-site to earn a master's degree from SUNY Buffalo State. Participants are accepted into the SUNY Buffalo State Graduate School and complete 30 credit hours to earn a Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies. The Master of Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies is designed for individuals with unique professional and educational objectives not readily met by traditional master’s degree programs. The program is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and by the State University of New York system. Aside from our traditional master’s degree, we have also developed several micro-credentials. These programs offer a flexible opportunity for targeted professional development without the commitment to a full degree program. We can work with your school to run one of these established micro-credentials or we can create an entirely new one that is developed specifically for your school and your teachers. Our micro-credential programs are stackable and can be combined with a degree program. If they are combined with a degree program, then participants can earn both without any additional courses or additional costs.
Back to Top
Some content on this page is saved in PDF format. To view these files, download Adobe Acrobat Reader free. If you are having trouble reading a document, request an accessible copy of the PDF or Word Document.