Program RequirementsStudents must take 48 units at Stanford to receive a Master's degree in ICE or IEPA. The following constraints are placed on those 48 units:
- All courses must be at or above the 100 level – courses numbered below 100 do not count.
- 24 units—or half of the total minimum units—must be at or above the 200 level (EDUC 180 or 190 count toward this requirement).
- At least 27 units must be from courses offered by the Graduate School of Education (EDUC units).
- 16 units (one-third of the total minimum units) must be for a letter grade.
- A 3.0 GPA must be maintained for all courses applied to the master's degree.
- All students must enroll in a minimum of 8 units during Autumn,
Winter, and Spring and cannot exceed 18 units in any quarter. ICE/IEPA
students must choose one of the following unit plans. Combinations,
alterations, or exceptions to these unit plans are not allowable.
- Enroll in at least 11 units Autumn and Winter quarter, at least 8 units Spring quarter and exactly 6 units in Summer quarter OR
- Enroll in at least 11 units Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarter and at least 3 units in Summer quarter
- See "Coterminal Degree” section for unit requirements applying to students admitted through the coterminal degree program.
- English for Foreign Students (Linguistics 600 level) and Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (ATHLETIC) courses cannot be applied towards the master's degree.
- * Effective 1 September 2014, IEAPA (International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis) will become IEPA (International Education Policy Analysis). Students beginning the program in AY 2014-15 may choose to pursue this subplan under either name.
Required CoursesNote: All course information is subject to change.
Please consult ExploreCourses and Axess for final course offerings.
Additional Requirements for IEPA:
|EDUC 202I||International Education Policy Workshop (link is external)|
306 Series: ICE enroll in two; IEPA enroll in all three
Research Methods: Choose one from the following
|EDUC 200A||Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation (link is external)|
|EDUC 200B †||Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods (link is external)|
|EDUC 291X*||Introduction to Survey Research (link is external)|
All students who plan to collect their own data for their MA papers must enroll in EDUC 206B for 3 units and take no more than three additional courses that quarter. In Spring quarter, they must enroll in a Directed Reading or Directed Research with their advisor, which will count as one of their main courses.
† In Autumn quarter, ICE/IEPA students have third enrollment priority for EDUC 200B. In Winter quarter, ICE/IEPA students have first enrollment priority in EDUC 200B.
* Required of students who plan to collect their own quantitative data using survey methods (interviews, questionnaires) for their MA Papers.
English for Foreign Students (Recommended)Non-fluent speakers of English are strongly encouraged to take one of the following writing courses:
|EFSLANG 698A||Writing Academic English (link is external)|
|EFSLANG 698B||Advanced Graduate Writing (link is external)|