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Northwest has an agreement with the University of Northern Iowa - Office of Field Experiences that allows Northwest students to be placed in a student teaching program abroad through the contacts and processes already established by UNI.
Northwest students wishing to participate in this program must meet the minimum qualifications established first by the Northwest Student Teaching program and the UNI requirements.
Open to all Education majors who are in good academic standing. Students must finish all of their TWS requirements during the domestic school experience. Only students who have shown exemplary academic performance should apply for this challenging program.
The student teaching abroad program must be conducted at the same time that the student is elegible to student teach at Northwest. Northwest students are required to complete the first 8 weeks of their student teach program at a domestic location, so the remaining 8 weeks can be completed at a location abroad. It is important to note that students will have to complete a Northwest Student Teaching Application regardless if they are going abroad or not.
"Students have been placed in 40 states and 33 countries where they develop global concepts and personal/professional growth. All teaching is done in English unless otherwise requested. Student teachers are closely supervised through an on-site university supervisor or a UNI student teaching coordinator."
UNI places students in every U.S. State, American International Schools around the world and host country schools in English speaking countries:
U.S. Department of State American-sponsored overseas schools. The Office of Overseas Schools assists 180 schools in 130 countries abroad. These private schools are open on a tuition basis to students of all nationalities but often serve a predominately American student population. The schools are not owned or administered by the U.S. government, but are supported by the Department of State to serve as models of American education overseas. Each school is unique, ranging from small schools housed in U.S. embassies to large schools with extensive campuses.
International Schools: These are private schools that promote international education and their education is in English or bi-lingual. A combination of local children and children who are not nationals of the host country (children of international business families, international organizations, foreign embassies, or missionaries) attend international schools. Some international schools have international accreditations.
Host country schools. Some students elect to spend part of their student teaching in a host country school. These are public schools attended by local children living in the area. Because of language concerns, students going to host country schools have chosen countries where the primary language is English. Students have student taught in host country schools in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
*Fees subject to increase.
It is reccomendable that students start the process of International Student Teaching at least two semesters prior to student teaching. UNI has very strict deadlines, however, Northwest students must receive approval first by the International Student Teaching Team prior submitting the UNI application. See International Student Teaching Process.
|Semester||Deadline||Recommended You Start By|
|To Student Teach in Spring||September 15||April 1|
|To Student Teach in Fall||January 15||December 1|
Study Abroad Office
2080 J.W. Jones Student Union (IIC)