International Student Teaching Opportunities:

College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax


Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

One Student Teaching Possibility- In Australia

Student "Teaching in Queensland" at the University of the Sunshine Coast

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Spring Student Teaching Placement (January-March)

SUNY Fredonia’s student teaching program, sponsored in conjunction with the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Queensland, AU, is presently a 9-week program. USC is located 60 miles north of Brisbane, Queensland, in the town of Sippy Downs. Student teaching placements will occur in Kingaroy, Queensland.


The program includes:

  • Two courses in a four-week program at USC : Australian Education and Australian Curriculum Studies which are designed to prepare students for their experience in Queensland schools. Courses do not transfer to Fredonia.
  • Time for travel (generally weekends while at USC)
  • Student teaching in Kingaroy, Queensland

Twenty-five day student teaching placement in unique, rural setting. Kingaroy is located inland, west, of USC.


*This program meets requirements mandated by the New York State Education Department as well as by the State University of New York.


Sample Student Teaching Program Dates

Depart the US

Early Jan.

Arrive in Brisbane, Queensland

1st wk of January

Orientation & courses at USC

January- early February

Student Teaching placement

February- Early March

Depart Australia

Mid March



Apartment style accommodations are provided at USC and cabins for student teaching in Kingaroy.


Passport and Visa Information

All students studying in Australia must have a valid passport and, as of 2011, a Working Holiday Visa. “Blue Card” applications for teaching in the schools are also needed and can be completed here in Fredonia. Information about the visa application will come from the SUNY Fredonia International Education Center.



Total fees and costs are to be determined.

  • SUNY Fees (Spring semester tuition and fees)
  • University of Sunshine Coast Fees
  • International Education Fees
  • Estimated travel and living expenses (plane fare, visa, passport, meals, transportation, insurance, etc)


Interested students should contact Dr. Karen Lillie at, Thompson Hall E274, 673-4656.

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