England: International Teaching Practicum
Course: EDU 548: International Student Teaching Practicum in England
Course Description: Fredonia offers an international teaching practicum in cooperation with the University of Plymouth. This long-standing program offers an exciting opportunity to 10 students to live in Plymouth, England for three weeks. Students participate in a three-week teaching exchange in an English 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 as well as to attend seminars, participate in planned cultural and social events, and to complete reading assignments about education in the United Kingdom. The experience begins with a visit to London. An opportunity for a week of free travel is optional. Upon return to the United States, students will submit a scholarly project reflecting their professional growth from the experience.
Instructors: Dr. Kathleen Magiera
Travel Dates: June 4 - July 1, 2015
Housing: University Residence Housing
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. Applicants are considered based on their qualifications as well as the submission date of a completed information packet.
Cost: Summer 2015 Budget
Application Deadline: October 24, 2014
Acceptance Letters: November 1, 2014
Non Refundable Deposit: November 21, 2014 - $400
Full Course Fee: January 15, 2015
Contact Information: For additional info go to: College of Education, Office of Student Services E259 Thompson Hall 673-4768