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.

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.

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.