Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education

The Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education was launched in fall of 2014 by the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College at Arizona State University. Designed to take the highest standards in teaching to a global audience, the center's programs focus on educators, teacher educators and education leaders, with emphasis on best practices that help students reach their full potential across diverse cultures.


The India Support for Teacher Education Program (In-STEP) engages 110 leaders in teacher education from India in professional development opportunities. A three-month residency program, each cohort experience includes intense study, mentored teaching and leadership development, immersion in ASU classrooms and Arizona’s K-12 schools. Participating educators reflect on themes of gender equity, inclusion, instructional theory and gain perspective on their own teaching. This project is funded by USAID and administered in cooperation with India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development

International Leaders in Education Program

The International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP) brings outstanding secondary school teachers from around the world to Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. This five-month program fosters curriculum development, use of educational technologies and subject-specific strategies for teachers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), social studies and English as a foreign language.

The program’s two primary goals are in-service professional development to enhance teacher’s expertise in their teaching disciplines and to improve leadership skills to share with colleagues upon return home.

Next Generation Education Leadership Project

One of the greatest needs identified by Palestine’s Ministry of Education is training of future leaders. ASU’s Next Generation Education Leadership Program advances learning opportunities for students, helps practicing educator-leaders advance their practice and creates a network of learners capable of effecting change in the educational system.

MasterCard Foundation Programs

Arizona State University, with the support of the MasterCard Foundation, has undertaken several efforts to support young scholars from Africa. From 2012-2015, ASU recruited120 MasterCard Foundation Scholars. These academically-gifted young leaders seek to lead change and make a positive social impact in their communities. The final cohort graduates in 2019. ASU also seeks to strengthen institutional connections abroad. In 2017, a grant from MasterCard for $21.9 million will fund the advanced training of students from Ghana

South Sudan Education Fellows Program

The South Sudan Education Fellows Program works to strengthen teacher pedagogy and advance student achievement in South Sudan. A one-semester program of in-service professional development, the effort involves partnership with ASU Online and distance learning, as well as classroom practices that advance interactive learning strategies.