International Student Teaching Opportunities
Education majors are able to complete half of their senior student teaching semester at a school in an international location. International student teaching placements are a minimum of 10 weeks and occur after successfully completing the first half of their student teaching placement locally.
Global Education and the Student Teaching Office will collaborate regarding your approval to complete an international student teaching placement. You will be working with both offices. Please note you must to work with the Student Teaching Office to complete the necessary paperwork for the 1st half of your domestic student teaching placement.
You must first complete a "Yellow Card" and start the process in the Education Department about 1 year in advance.
For admission to the Millersville’s International Student Teaching Program, students must:
- Have earned at least 85 credits with at least a 3.0 overall cumulative quality point average.
- Have successfully completed required professional education courses and be APS approved.
- Be in good judicial standing and may not student teach while on academic probation.
- Present satisfactory Act 34 (criminal record), Act 151 (child abuse), FBI fingerprinting clearance reports and negative TB test results to the Field Services office.
- Apply to the Student Teaching Office one year in advance and complete the Office of Global Education’s International Student Teaching application and Pre-Departure Paperwork before deadlines. Transfer students who have completed two years of study at another institution must make preliminary application for student teaching upon admission.
- Successfully complete the first half of your domestic student teaching placement by receiving a satisfactory evaluation, regardless of financial commitments.
Educators Abroad is an organization dedicated to serving student teachers from around the world. They coordinate student teaching placements in 65 countries meeting the necessary cooperating teacher and supervisor requirements. They can accommodate most levels and areas of education instruction. For more information on the services they provide and testimonials go to: Educators Abroad Website
Placements in over 65 countries
Placements are not guaranteed
Minimum 10 week placement (Fall semester start is late October, Spring start is late March)
Spring Placement: Typically Mid-March to Mid-June
Fall Placement: Typically Late-October to Late-December
Since all countries are different, ask your Program Coordinator to look into a specific location's school holidays. Typically, Northern hemisphere academic timeline is September to June/July and Southern hemisphere timeline is February to December.
Note: Depending on the country's academic calendar, there is no guarantee that students will be back in time to walk at Graduation.
Once placed, participants communicate directly with their host school and the EA faculty supervisor for assistance in arranging accommodation, to plan their work, and to arrange for their arrival. Coordinating and securing housing is the responsibility of the student with the assistance of Educators Abroad.
Once housing is secured, the student must send the housing confirmation, including local address to their Program Coordinator in Global Education. Options vary depending on your placement location and may include:
- Teacher housing facilities – Apartments or housing facilities on campus grounds.
- Hostel/Hotel (Temporary) –May be necessary for a few days while housing is secured.
Student Teaching Office, Rm. 120 Stayer Hall – Pam Via, Pam.Via@Millersville.edu
Global Education, Cumberland House – Christina Kinney Christina.Kinney@Millersville.edu
Your Program Coordinator in Global Education, reviews the international component and study abroad process, costs/financial aid, accommodations, etc.