England: Student Teaching Practicum
Course Description: SUNY Fredonia offers an international teaching practicum in cooperation with the University of Plymouth. This long standing program offers an opportunity for graduate students to live in Plymouth, England. Students participate in a four-week teaching exchange in an elementary school to gain a greater awareness of the British education system. The host classroom teacher determines actual teaching responsibilities; participants are encouraged to become fully immersed in daily instructional activities. School placements are made based upon age preferences and availability of supervising teachers. Students are expected to be prepared to teach about American culture, attend weekly seminars, participate in planned cultural and social events, and complete reading assignments about education in the United Kingdom. Upon return to the United States, students will submit a scholarly project reflecting their professional growth from the experience.
Instructors: Dr. Kathleen Magiera
Housing: University Residence Housing
Travel Dates: June 7 - June 28, 2013
Eligible Participants: The program is open to all candidates who have or are eligible for initial NYS certification at the time of departure. School placements in the U.K. are equivalent to U.S. grades Pre-K to 6. We do, however, accept applications from Adolescence Education majors. Each applicant will be considered based on their qualifications as well as the submission date of a completed information packet.
Cost: Summer 2013 Budget
Application Deadline: Pick up and drop off applications at College of Education - Office of Student Services E259 Thompson Hall. Applicants will be interviewed in early December.
Contact Information: Pick up an application or for additional info go to: College of Education, Office of Student Services E259 Thompson Hall 673-4768