Master of Arts, Education

Global education: For you. For others. 

The University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education, in partnership with the Peace Corps, offers prospective Education MA students the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in education and two years of service with the Peace Corps. This partnership enables students to integrate a Peace Corps Volunteer experience into a Master's in Education with an emphasis on teaching, curriculum, human development, or education policy. The program, consisting of a minimum of 30 credit hours, typically combines one year of graduate work prior to the Peace Corps experience with two subsequent years of Peace Corps service, followed by a final year on campus. 
Students in the PCMI program will:

  • Become full-fledged members of the highly competitive Peace Corps program
  • Learn to apply their academic knowledge in a high-need international environment
  • Graduate with an excellent academic credential, plus a globally renowned experiential credential.

In applying for one of the Education MA programs, applicants must meet the program’s stated prerequisites. Once admitted to the MA program and to the Peace Corps, each student will work with his or her program area to develop a degree plan that accommodates the Peace Corps service. Students may earn up to 6 credit hours for the Peace Corps work, depending on the program pursued. 

Please see the School of Education’s website for more details on the requirements for specific Education MA. programs, and the Peace Corps Master's International website for information specific to the Peace Corps.

Questions? Please email Tiernen McConaughy at or call 303-735-0096.

Read about CU's PCMI in Education on the Peace Corps website HERE.