Education for Development

As many graduates interested in education for development know, it’s not easy securing a job as a project officer, analyst or team lead. The Impact Academy Education for Development program has been created to help individuals with a passion for education and positive change gain the practical experience and contextual understanding they need in order to secure a job. Participants also have the option to apply these lessons on the ground in one of several destinations while gaining valuable experience.

An online-only program is also available. To find out more, visit the Impact Academy Online page.

Program Details

The Impact Academy Education for Development program includes an online component and an optional fieldwork component, taking place in the location of the participant’s choice. The online component consists of eight courses that participants can complete in 2, 8 or 16 weeks, depending on the participant’s schedule. Afterward they can embark on an optional fieldwork component of 2 or 4 weeks.

Throughout the eight online courses, participants can expect to engage with a variety of frameworks, toolkits, video lectures and interviews. They also complete assessments. These are designed to equip participants with the relevant education for development knowledge and resources. During the online component, participants can connect with classmates online via forums and webinars. The optional fieldwork component features a lineup of immersive masterclasses, a number of site visits, various other fieldwork activities and one final project.

After graduating from this comprehensive program, participants enter the workforce equipped with a robust understanding of best practices for carrying out education for development projects in context. This empowers them to assist in creating a genuinely positive, long-term impact in the communities or environments in which they’ll work.

Education for development career opportunities and job requirements are evolving rapidly. Impact Academy participants gain access to our jobs board, featuring thousands of education for development vacancies.

Who Is This Program For?

The Impact Academy Education for Development program has been designed for students wanting to launch their career in education for development. This includes students who are pursuing, or have completed, tertiary level qualifications in education, international relations or development, economics, sociology, political science or other related fields.

This program is also relevant to individuals working in unrelated fields who would like to develop a holistic overview of today's educational challenges.

Finally, the Impact Academy Education for Development program is beneficial for those already working in the education industry, or in other professions affected by education-related challenges, who would like to advance their current career.

Find Out More

Visit the Impact Academy Education for Development program online to start your impact career journey today.