Student Teaching Abroad

2008: Mark Grams & Students � MacLeans College, Auckland, New ZealandStudent teaching abroad functions very much like NMU’s semester-length exchange programs. Placements are set up one-on-one with NMU partners around the world. 

The basic elements are:

  • Attendance at pre-student-teaching meeting – usually two semesters before you plan to student teach; there is a box on the application to check, marked “Interested in International Assignment.”
  • Satisfactory completion of major/minor and methods courses.
  • Approval from the NMU School of Education, Leadership and Public Service and your academic adviser(s).
  • A meeting in International Programs to discuss options and follow-up application requirements.
  • A completed student teaching application (Education) AND overseas program application.
  • Communication with the overseas cooperating institution/teacher and university-approved supervisor.
  • Visa paperwork, immunizations, police clearance, as required.
  • Pre-departure orientation, coordinated by International Programs.
  • Program payment.

NMU has formal arrangements with the following organizations and institutions:

Junior Class Learning (JCL Co. Ltd) - Auckland, New Zealand
Application available online; print and submit to International Programs.
Their Facebook page

Educators Abroad (formal agreement pending) - English speaking placements in 50+ countries. Applications available online. Print and submit to International Programs.

Department of Defense Schools (DoDEA)
Application materials available in International Programs.

Colegio Menor/Universidad San Francisco de Quito - Ecuador
Application materials and DVD available in International Programs.

Far Eastern State University of Humanities - Khabarovsk, Russia

Other opportunities may be arranged on an individual basis. Contact Joe Lubig  in the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service, 179 Whitman Hall.