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Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship (MEd)

Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship (MEd)
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A global philosophy, uniquely DePaul

In the Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship degree program, you’ll learn Soka, the early 20th-century educational philosophy of Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Josei Toda and Daisaku Ikeda.

This program will prepare you to bring new focus and energy to your current school and join the global community of Soka, or “value-creating” educators. It is the only program of its kind in the world and provides a truly unique educational experience.

All courses are offered exclusively online. This degree program can be completed in under two years.

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A world of connections at your fingertips

By studying exclusively online, you’ll gain access to the knowledge and experiences of educators around the world. Instructors, students, theories and resources connected through a common mission. All without leaving your home.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Priority deadlines for scholarships are as follows:

  • Fall: August 15
  • Winter: December 1
  • Spring: March 1
  • Summer: May 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, résumé, personal statement and writing sample.

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Required Courses

You will complete 12 courses dedicated to the teachings of Makiguchi, Toda and Ikeda, as well as one education elective.

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Soka experts from around the world

You’ll study with award-winning author and founding director of the Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program, Associate Professor Jason Goulah. His books include “Daisaku Ikeda, Language and Education,” which received the 2015 AESA Critics Choice Book Award, “Makiguchi Tsunesaburo in the Context of Language, Identity and Education,” and “Makiguchi Tsunesaburo (1871–1944): Educational Philosophy in Context” (with Andrew Gebert).

“Value creation is a lived experience that allows everyone to contribute to their field of study. Although the program is mainly focused on education, you learn that education can look like many different things and it is the underlying connections with people that matter the most. You will come away with more compassion, action plans to connect with people, and motivation to make changes in your local or larger community.”


2020 anticipated graduation
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Alumni Network

Your degree connects you with a global community of Soka scholars and educators. These connections are only possible through the Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program, the only program of its kind in the world.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. The Value-Creating Education Scholarship is available to students who are enrolled in the MEd program in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship. Learn more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Program Director, Jason Goulah at or The Office of Graduate Admissions for DePaul’s College of Education at (773) 325-4405 or

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