B.A. (Education); Education in Global Contexts


Do you consider yourself a problem solver? Are you interested in improving today’s society? Education plays a pivotal role in shaping our future, but not everyone is destined for a career in a school or classroom setting. The B.A.(Education); Major in Education in Global Contexts is an interdisciplinary program that takes the science and art of teaching and learning and applies these concepts outside of the traditional scholastic environment: in non-profit, government, business, and other professional job markets.

You can expect to develop new theoretical knowledge and applied skills through this unique program that combines coursework and a practical internship in a local or international organization. Develop a deeper understanding of how contemporary educators can facilitate solutions to emergent global issues by exploring subject areas in sociology, psychology, leadership studies, history, philosophy, and public policy. Designed for anyone who wishes to take on the role of educator in non-traditional contexts, McGill’s B.A.(Education); Major in Education in Global Contexts is international in scope. Students also have the flexibility to choose from three minors to tailor your program to your specific interests and career goals.


The B.A.(Education); Major in Education in Global Contexts can lead you to a wide range of career paths. Graduates can choose to work in occupations that focus on education, community programming, social justice, among others. You can work in public and private sectors, including youth engagement, community organizations, educational technology start-ups, government, and more.

Professional opportunities include:

  • International Aid Worker
  • Corporate Education Leader/Business Development Manager
  • Non-Profit or Business Entrepreneur
  • Community Program Officer/Advisor
  • Advocacy or Activism Work/Community Organizing
  • Learning Consultant

Student experience

Students in this program will be supported by course instructors, advisors, and administrators in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE) as well as the Internships and Student Affairs (ISA) Office. In addition to being a part of a department that fosters a sense of community and mentorship, students can also benefit from the resources and events organized by the Education Undergraduate Student Society (EdUS).

One of the cornerstones of this program is a semester-long internship that gives students hands-on experience and builds professional networks for career opportunities. McGill has a broad network of partners that encourages students to work in collaborative and interdisciplinary environments.


McGill’s Faculty of Education has been advancing human development since 1857. The Faculty’s innovative programs and longstanding reputation for excellence have continued to attract prominent academic experts from around the globe. Professors act as mentors and actively seek to empower their students to be future-ready leaders in their chosen careers.


As an Education in Global Contexts student, you can take courses like:

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Possible Minors

Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.

Minors that complement this program:

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Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Education.

Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application.

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