Global Leaders Scholars Program

Do you want to be a globally-minded teacher and leader in your future classroom, school, and community?  

App State's Reich College of Education is partnering with Participate Learning to offer a second cohort of the Global Leaders Scholars program.

About the Global Leaders Scholars Program

The Global Leaders Scholars program will support you to become a globally competent leader who not only understands that you are a member of a global community, but will also show you how to take action to improve your local and global community.  This program will teach you how to infuse global learning opportunities across grade levels, subjects, and school-wide activities.  You will also learn how to develop skills and competencies in your students to unite them with others around the world and develop solutions to global challenges.

Global learning shouldn't be isolated to the social studies classroom.  It isn't saved for special events or theme weeks.  It goes deeper than decorating the hallways.  Global competencies should be taught and assessed alongside academic skills through the integration of problem solving about real-world global issues.  As we seek to address how to engage with questions regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion in our classrooms, global learning provides a space for students to explore their own identities as they appreciate their role as a global citizen.

Impactful global learning happens in a school when global issues and concepts are meaningfully woven into academic learning -- not an add-on or separate subject area.  The Global Leaders Scholars program will focus on the following core indicators:

  • Relevance and Connection
  • Academic Rigor
  • Student-Centeredness

Does this work excite you?  Do you want to be a global teacher leader?  If so, then come join us on this journey!


Global Leaders Scholars will be required to complete a series of in-person and online professional development learning experiences focused on global teaching, learning, and leadership.  Each semester will consist of 5-10 hours of online learning and at least one in-person event.

Fall 2023

Series 1: Introduction to Global Leadership
Kick-off event:
Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am in RCOE 329

Online Module:
Think Like a Global Leader October 30 - November 20, 2023

Live Chat: 
November 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm Online

Culminating Showcase:
Friday, December 1, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm RCOE 124 A & B

Spring 2024

Series 2: Global Instructional Practices
Online Modules:
Inclusive Classrooms January 16 - February 9, 2024
Building Relevance February 12 - March 1, 2024
Student Agency March 11 - 26, 2024
Making Connections April 1 - 19, 2024

Live Chats:
February 28, 2024 at 5:00 pm online
April 17, 2024 at 5:00 pm online

Culminating Symposium: 
Date and Time TBD

Fall 2024

Series 3: Global Impact Showcase
Online Module: Taking Global Acation
Dates TBD

Live Chat:
TBD at 5:00 pm Online

Culminating Showcase: 
Date and Time TBD

Completion of the Global Leaders Scholars program will count towards 8 out of the 20 required professional development activities on the Professional Development Passport.  Completion of the program will also result in a global leaders certificate that can be listed on your resume and showcased in job interviews.


Contact Dr. Hannah Reeder, Assistant Dean of the Reich College of Education. (