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.
The Office of 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. ?
Volunteer Adventure Corps is an organization dedicated to helping students grow as professionals in their chosen field, within one specific city. They coordinate student teaching and internships placements in Cape Town, South Africa. They can accommodate most levels and areas of education instruction. For more information, videos and testimonials visit their webpage: Volunteer Adventure Corps Website
Cape Town, South Africa
The benefits of doing your student teaching internship in Cape Town, South Africa:
Work at understaffed schools and mentor South African youths– Utilize your teaching skills to positively influence the lives of children and adolescents. Many public schools in Cape Town are not adequately staffed and administrators appreciate all the additional help they can get from interns.
You will learn to optimize the classroom – In many schools, the infrastructure is poor, the student-to-teach ratios are high and the resources are few. These settings provide unique opportunities to develop teaching skills that you simply can’t learn through theoretical study. With limited teaching resources, you’ll learn to create ingenious new ways to connect with your students. By challenging yourself in this way, you will learn resilience, compassion and adaptability – three qualities that all effective teachers have in common.
Immerse yourself in the local culture through after school programs – Our student teaching internships in Cape Town will give you the opportunity to participate in after school programs. Previous interns have coached sports teams, taught dance classes and managed community garden projects. Through interaction with your students outside of the classroom, you’ll gain valuable insight into the community that you serve. Many of our program alumni have commented that is a priceless experience.
2017 School Holiday Dates in Cape Town:
April 1-18 (During a Spring Placement: Typically Mid-March to Mid-June)
Sept 30- Oct 9
6 December- January 8 (During a Fall Placement: Typically Late-October to Late-December)
VACorps housing is located in the colorful and vibrant neighborhood of Observatory, Cape Town. All houses are conveniently located close to grocery stores, restaurants and public transportation. VACorps partners with several local housing providers to offer a range of fully-furnished accommodation options suitable to any participant’s living needs.
Program Housing is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so participants who join the program well in advance of their intended starting date will often get their first choice of housing.
Fully- furnished accommodations arranged before arrival
Optional Meal plans available
Minimum 10 week placement
Student Teaching Office, Rm. 120 Stayer Hall – Jessica Stephens, Coordinator of Field Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Teaching Office reviews the domestic student teaching process and Millersville University & Pennsylvania State paperwork requirements to complete the second half of your student teaching placement abroad.
Office of Global Education, Cumberland House – Christina Camp Christina.Camp@millersville.edu.
Your Program Coordinator in the Office of Global Education, reviews the international component and study abroad process, costs/financial aid, accommodations, etc.
“I had so many chance conversations with locals and visitors that I otherwise would have missed, and I loved walking up the hill to my high school into what felt like the mountain’s embrace. Personally and professionally, this has been an extremely engaging and fulfilling three months. Read the full article here." - Kristin in Cape Town, South Africa.