The Global Competence Certificate

THE GLOBAL COMPETENCE CERTIFICATE (GCC) is the premier, online, graduate-level certificate program in global competence education for in-service educators. The GCC prepares educators to better understand global issues, teach for global competence, and facilitate students' development as globally informed, engaged citizens.

DEVELOPED BY LEADING EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF GLOBAL COMPETENCE EDUCATION — Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society -- and taught by renowned educators, the Global Competence Certificate program addresses a critical need faced by schools and educators to prepare students with the skills, behaviors, values and attitudes that they need to succeed in a world that is more interconnected and interdependent than ever before.



The online classes have been first rate, the cohort has been simply superb, and the field experience was mind-blowing. ‒ GCC graduate

I came into teaching with a sense of mission and then it became a job. This has re-ignited my sense of purpose.  GCC graduate

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Graduate shares why Global Competence Certificate is "worth every second"

Nance Miller, a middle school teacher in Mill Valley, CA and GCC graduate, discusses how the GCC fit with her own outlook and helped her grow her understanding and teaching practice: “…it was worth every second."

What is Global Competence?

Global competence is “the disposition and capacity to understand and act on issues of global significance.”* It is rooted in our changing reality and is constantly evolving with the world.

The Global Competence Matrix, developed by the GCC founding partners, comprises core concepts, skills, values, attitudes and behaviors, including: appreciation for cultural differences, ability to understand and consider multiple perspectives, capacity for highly critical and analytical thinking, comfort with ambiguity and change, and understanding the complexity of global issues. The Matrix is used as a guideline with the expectation that these components will change over time as a more diverse cross-section of educators and learners contribute to the process.

*Definition developed by EdSteps and Asia Society.