Pathways to Study Abroad: Education
Study Abroad Strengthens Education Majors’ Teaching Skills
Education majors and certification students are urged to consider spending a semester abroad. Students who study abroad strengthen their teaching skills through field experiences in schools in another country and enhance their knowledge of the field of education through the courses they take while abroad.
Depending on the program, sophomore year or junior year are the most convenient times for Education majors and certification students to plan to study abroad. Currently, opportunities for student teaching abroad are available as well. Students are encouraged to make these decisions early in their program in order to adequately plan for appropriate course selection, and in the case of student teaching, to adequately prepare, plan and place students abroad.
Since it is important that students plan ahead for study abroad, they should consult with their advisers as soon as possible and make their intentions known to the Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning and the Associate Dean of International Affairs.